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The Resource Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the moon, Jeffrey Kluger, (CD)

Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the moon, Jeffrey Kluger, (CD)

Label
Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the moon
Title
Apollo 8
Title remainder
the thrilling story of the first mission to the moon
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Kluger
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn 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 program 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 color 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. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Day, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over--after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth's atmosphere following a flight to deep space--the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger--Jim Lovell's co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13--can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Kluger, Jeffrey,
Dewey number
629.45/4
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
TL789.8.U6
LC item number
A54325 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Brian Troxell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Troxell, Brian,
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  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Space flight to the moon
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the moon, Jeffrey Kluger, (CD)
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Publication
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Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (660 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427286833
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781427286833
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
40c7ss
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781427286833
System control number
  • ocn969974644
  • (OCoLC)969974644
  • 2036263
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the moon, Jeffrey Kluger, (CD)
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (660 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427286833
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781427286833
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
40c7ss
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781427286833
System control number
  • ocn969974644
  • (OCoLC)969974644
  • 2036263
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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