To the Moon! Book

Jeffrey Kluger
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The year was 1968, and the American people were still reeling from the spacecraft fire that killed the Apollo 1 crew a year earlier. On top of that, there were rumors that the Russian cosmonauts were getting ready to fly around the moon. NASA realized that they needed to take a bold step--and that they needed to take it now. They wanted to win the space race against Russia and hold true to President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. So, in a risky move, a few days before Christmas of that year, they sent Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders to the moon!

To the Moon revisits the historical and inspiring journey of the Apollo 8 mission. Young readers will learn the details of the astronauts’ lives on the moon, their sleeping and eating habits and more. Black- and – white photos of the astronauts’ and the spaceships are included.


Publisher: Philomel Books

Author: Jeffrey Kluger
Pages: 288
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