Destination Moon : The Remarkable And Improbable Voyage Of Apollo 11

by Richard Maurer


The history of NASA's Apollo program from Earth orbital missions to lunar landings in a propulsive nonfiction narrative. Only now, it is becoming clear how exceptional and unrepeatable Apollo was. At its height, it employed almost half a million people, many working seven days a week and each determined that "it will not fail because of me." Beginning with fighter pilots in World War II, Maurer traces the origins of the Apollo program to a few exceptional soldiers, a Nazi engineer, and a young eager man who would become president. Packed with adventure, new stories about familiar people, and undeniable danger, Destination Moon takes an unflinching look at a tumultuous time in American history, told expertly by nonfiction author Richard Maurer.

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Copyright year 2019
ISBN-13 9781626727458
ISBN-10 1626727457
Class Copyright
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
Subject Transportation
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 400
Language ENG
Shelf No. ND141
Grade Range 5-9
Ages 10-14
Lexile 1150L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles Trademarks