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Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon / Andrew Chaikin, with Victoria Kohl ; [with paintings by] Alan Bean.

Chaikin, Andrew, 1956- (Author). Kohl, Victoria. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library J 629.45 CHA (Text) 39206020231302 J Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Chandler Branch Library J 629.45 CHA (Text) 39206020231328 J Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Downtown Newburgh J 629.45 CHA (Text) 39206020231310 J Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780670011568 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0670011568 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 114 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The sites of the Apollo Moon landings -- Apollo 101: a quick review -- A word from 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 Nine: the dark side of zero-G -- Appolo 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 -- The write stuff: how we wrote this book -- On research and sources -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
1150L Lexile
Subject: Project Apollo (U.S.) > History.
Project Apollo (U.S.) > History.
Space flight to the moon > History.
Astronautics > United States.
Space flight to the moon > Planning.
Space exploration.
Space flight to the moon > History.
Astronautics > United States.
Space flight to the moon > Planning.

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