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Apollo 8
By Robert Godwin

Apollo 8

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Apollo 8 by Robert Godwin

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CD-ROM and Book. On 21 December 1968 the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration sent three men to orbit the moon. Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders were to be the first people to enter deep space. It was the boldest step yet taken in the quest to fulfill President John Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade. To accomplish the task the world's biggest and most complex rocket was built by a syndicate of America's leading aerospace manufacturers. Capable of throwing over 100,000 pounds to the moon it was at that time the most complex machine ever devised by the hand of man. The Apollo-Saturn V was a goliath and the flight of Apollo 8 proved it was an incredible vehicle. The Apollo 8 NASA Mission Reports finally puts in one place four of the most important documents from this triumphant odyssey, The Apollo 8 Press Kit, The Apollo 8 Pre-Mission Report and Objectives, The Apollo 8 Supplemental Technical Report and The Apollo 8 Post Flight Summary. These four documents show the staggering proportions of the undertaking required to send men into lunar orbit. It is a testament to the ingenuity of the American people and the bold courage of three men. Includes 40 pages of new information.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781896522661
ISBN-10: 1896522661
Format: Paperback
(180mm x 255mm x 14mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Apogee Books
Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Robert Godwin

Robert Godwin is the owner and founder of Apogee Space Books. He is also the Space Curator at the Canadian Air & Space Museum. He has written or edited over 100 books including the award winning series "The NASA Mission Reports". Robert has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs in Canada, the USA and England as an expert on, not only music, but also space exploration. His books have been discussed on CNN, the CBC, the BBC and CBS 60 Minutes. He produced the first ever virtual reality panoramas of the Apollo lunar surface photography and the first multi-camera angle movie of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. His last book "New Horizons" expanded on that previous ground-breaking work.

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