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Mission Control, This Is Apollo

The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon
Chaikin, Andrew (Book - 2009 )
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Mission Control, This Is Apollo


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July 20, 1969, marked one of the climactic moments in our history, the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it is only one piece of a magnificent story. Mission Control, This Is Apollo, by the acclaimed Andrew Chaikin recounts space history from the Mercury missions through Apollo 17 and beyond. It is illustrated with stunning full-color paintings by astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon with Pete Conrad on Apollo 12 and has devoted his post-NASA life to creating art. Handsome, informative, and dramatic, this is no textbook, it is the tale of humankind's greatest adventure in the last frontier: space.
Authors: Chaikin, Andrew, 1956-
Title: Mission control, this is Apollo
the story of the first voyages to the moon
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2009
Characteristics: 114 p. :,col. ill. ;,30 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Andrew Chaikin, with Victoria Kohl ; [with paintings by] Alan Bean
Contents: Sites of the Apollo Moon landings
Apollo 101: a quick review
A word for the artist
Introduction: who were the astronauts?
Apollo One
Apollo Seven: when you gotta go, you gotta go
Apollo Eight: all this and turkey too
Apollo Nine: the dark side of zero-G
Apollo Ten: the Moon rocket
Apollo Eleven: the group brain
Apollo Twelve: clothes make the Moonwalker
Apollo Thirteen: a last-minute swap
Apollo Fourteen: lunar germs?
Apollo Fifteen: live from the Moon
Apollo Sixteen: left behind
Apollo Seventeen: the Moon rocks (and what happened to them after they got to earth)
Epilogue
About the paintings
Write stuff: how we wrote this book
On research and sources
Index
Summary: July 20, 1969, marked one of the climactic moments in our history, the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it is only one piece of a magnificent story. Mission Control, This Is Apollo, by the acclaimed Andrew Chaikin recounts space history from the Mercury missions through Apollo 17 and beyond. It is illustrated with stunning full-color paintings by astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon with Pete Conrad on Apollo 12 and has devoted his post-NASA life to creating art. Handsome, informative, and dramatic, this is no textbook, it is the tale of humankind's greatest adventure in the last frontier: space.
Additional Contributors: Kohl, Victoria
ISBN: 9780670011568
0670011568
Branch Call Number: j 629.454 C434mi 2009
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