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By Jeffrey Kluger,Ruby Shamir

The interesting and encouraging real tale of Apollo eight, the 1st manned American spaceship to wreck freed from the Earth's orbit and achieve the moon, by way of the best-selling writer of Apollo 13.

What's extra interesting that spaceships and astronauts? How a couple of spaceship sporting the 1st astronauts ever to determine the moon first hand -- on Christmas!

In 1968, with the yankee humans nonetheless reeling from the explosion of Apollo 1 a yr previous, and amid rumors that the Russian cosmonauts have been on the brink of circumnavigate the moon, NASA determined to take a daring step. They desired to win the distance race opposed to Russia and carry actual to President Kennedy's promise to place a guy at the moon by means of the tip of the last decade. in order that they took a chance and, a couple of days sooner than Christmas, despatched Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and invoice Anders to the moon! This ebook tells the tale of those 3 courageous males, the frantic rush to get their rocket prepared, and the adventure that gave the yank humans -- and the area -- a brand new examine the planet we are living on and the nook of house we inhabit.

Filled with the technology and coaching required to place anyone into house, and each aspect of what it really is prefer to reside in a spaceship for days on finish (including what occurs whilst astronauts have to use the bathroom), this publication is bound to depart little ones clamoring for a place at the subsequent challenge to outerspace.

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