Rocket Men PDF/EPUB Þ Hardcover
- 384 pages
- Rocket Men
- Robert Kurson
- 04 September 2016 Robert Kurson
[Reading] ➬ Rocket Men ➳ Robert Kurson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The inside lesser known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission Apollo 8 mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968 A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the The inside lesser known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission Apollo mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers In early the Apollo program was on shaky footing President Kennedy's end of decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race By August with its back against the wall NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens With just four months to prepare a fraction of the normal time the agency would send the first men in history to the Moon In a year of historic violence and discord the Tet offensive the assassinations of MLK and RFK the Chicago DNC riots the Apollo mission was the boldest test of what America could do With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman Jim Lovell and Bill Anders and their wives and children this is a vivid gripping you are there narrative that shows anew the epic danger involved and the singular bravery it took for man to leave Earth for the first time and to arrive at a new world.