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ISBN-10: 0763694894

ISBN-13: 9780763694890

ISBN-10: 1978644256

ISBN-13: 9781978644250

A country short of desire, the main robust rocket ever introduced, and the 1st 3 males to wreck the limits of Earth: Apollo eight was headed to the moon.

In 1957, whilst the USSR introduced Sputnik I, the 1st man-made satellite tv for pc to orbit Earth, America’s rival within the chilly warfare claimed victory on a brand new frontier. the distance Race had began, and the U.S. used to be wasting. in the direction of domestic, a decade of turbulence may quickly have americans reeling, with the yr 1968 by myself seeing the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy in addition to many violent clashes among police and protesters. american citizens desperately wanted anything stable to think in, and NASA’s undertaking to orbit Earth in Apollo eight and attempt a lunar touchdown module was once being deliberate for the top of the 12 months. yet with 4 months to head and the module not on time, the CIA came across that the USSR was once getting ready to ship its personal project round the moon — one other the most important victory within the house Race — and it used to be in actual fact time for a transformation of plan. In a quantity choked with stunning full-color images, together with the long-lasting Earthrise photograph, Martin W. Sandler unfolds a big bankruptcy in U.S. heritage: Apollo eight wouldn’t simply orbit Earth, it will take American astronauts to determine the darkish part of the moon.

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