Shoot for the Moon
The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11Book - 2019
"On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements--and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity--the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with first-person, behind-the-scenes details, [this book] is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2019.
Characteristics: viii, 453 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates :,colour illustrations ;,25 cm.