Ory Day project on the technology developed during this military conflict that later had widespread civilian use I was captivated While there are some tantalizing snippets of information about what people thought space exploration would look like this mainly details the nitty gritty of the many people involved with developing rockets starting with men who were pilots and engineers during WWII This is interspersed with what was going on politically in the world from Stalin in the USSR to China and North Korea There is
A Lot Of Information lot of information into the pages but I found it oddly riveting Werner von Braun s career is given a lot of attention he was certainly a rock star of his day and I rather want to read a biography of him now I loved the connection to Walt Disney and the children s programming of the time It is hard to remember how homogeneous American culture was in the 1950s and 60s there were limited television channels and everyone received the same limited amount of news from that and newspapers It lead to much of a single society mind set but that also meant that excitement for the newly emerging space program was all focused on
Similar IssuesFrom There The Detailed issuesFrom there the detailed and plans for the Apollo mission are outlined and the mission followed I especially liked the information about the aftermath of the mission and the facts that there were 400000 people involved in the project at that it cost 25 billion dollars and that was on budget Main players in the book are followed for a few years as well There are great photographs through as well as source notes and timeline at the end and my e ARC indicated but #Did Not Show An #not show an This is a great book for research for middle school students It is a bit on the long side for most students 400 pages unless they are really interested in the topic and it s a bit dense but I did find it to be extremely engaging and not dry probably because of the emphasis on the individuals involve. Eager man who would become presidentPacked with adventure new stories about familiar people and undeniable danger Destination Moon takes an unflinching look at a tumultuous time in American history told expertly by nonfiction author Richard Maur.
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A really well researched book with an enlightened take on the extraordinary effort it took to get man on the moon Highly recommend Fascinating I didn t know much about the space program or the Apollo missions Great read on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing Very approachable writing style Fantastic children s nonfic reminiscent of Bomb By Steve Sheinkin Short chapters cliffhangers engaging photos and uotes make this seemingly intimidating book very easy to read Great at communicating the influence of WWII technology on future
NASA missions and the passion determination and precision of the people involvedmissions and the passion determination and precision of the people involved the historical figures much like characters with dialogue and backstories especially with people like von Braun and Deke Slayton This book is full of detail beautiful reproductions of photographs and posters and it turns engineering decisions and history into a dramatic story The various characters and plot twists come alive and there is a wealth of detail in every section Everyone will come away with their own favorite characters from the story Great for a space history novice like meAs a pacifist I was a bit dismayed by the amount of military history in the beginning but as you read you learn about the centrality of the military legacy to the space mission Also after the first section you get to focus on space for the rest of the book After reading the epilogue I was ready to read about the next chapter of space exploration Disclaimer I am friends with the author And therein lies a tale Do not be misled if the account that follows begins in a place as far from the Moon as one could possibly get in circumstances that seem to have nothing to do with a lunar voyage for they have everything to do with itSo begins an excellent book ostensibly for uvenile audiences but thoroughly enjoyable for adults as well The introduction holds true I really loved this I was obsessed with space as a kid so it was fun to read I lea. The history of NASA's Apollo program from Earth orbital missions to lunar landings in a propulsive nonfiction narrative Only now it is becoming clear how exceptional and unrepeatable Apollo was At its height it employed almost half a million peop. Rned so much which added to the fun The short chapters made it easier to read along with the timeline format Stunning photographs coupled with details about the Gemini Mercury and Apollo programmes I found this an easy read My only negative was that it sometimes felt like only part of the story #it may be that a lot is still # may be that a lot is still It would also have benefited from some analysis of how the space race fitted into the contemporary events of the time and also with the wonderful lens of Hindsight Destination Moon Is Destination Moon is good informational book about Apollo 11 I had to read it for history so it was not my favorite book but it actually was no bad It starts out in world war 2 and shows our astronauts fighting then it switches to full space exploration mode and talks MY THOUGHTSI received this book in exchange for my honest reviewThis is a non fiction written and focusing on the behind the scenes events that occurred before during and after the Apollo 11 flight and the tumultuous time surrounding such a historical eventLoaded with fascinating photos to compliment the story lots of information about individuals that were clearly important to the project a nice WWII tie in lots on how politics and social aspects of the times affected how things were dealt with and great highlights on people like BraunAwesome source of information and actually extremely interesting for anyone who likes behind the scenes stories
And Historical Biographies Lothistorical biographies Lot information for students and adult historians The story is paced well and plotted out perfectlyI highly recommend this book especially now when there s lots of talk about a manned spaceflight to Mars E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusDon t be fooled by the title this is a great book to hand to your World War II fans Why It traces the science and politics that went into the development of the US space program from their roots during WWII to the Apollo program Since I Unter Dem Christbaum just had a student do a National Hist. Le many working seven days a week and each determined that “it will not fail because of me”Beginning with fighter pilots in World War II Maurer traces the origins of the Apollo program to a few exceptional soldiers a Nazi engineer and a young.