Apollo 8

Apollo 8 The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

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Synopsis

In August, 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo programme had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. Written with all the colour and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, 'Apollo 8' takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut's homes, from the test labs to the launch pad.

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Picador

Picador

Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9781250182517
Publisher: Picador
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
DEWEY: 629.454
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 307 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 318g
Height: 211mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 25mm