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The Resource Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger

Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger

Label
Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon
Title
Apollo 8
Title remainder
the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Kluger
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. 'Apollo 8' takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut's homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Day, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over - after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth's atmosphere following a flight to deep space - the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach. This program includes a bonus conversation with Commander Frank Borman plus archival audio from Apollo 8's lunar orbit and from the cockpit during the mission. 2017
Additional physical form
Issued also in online resource format.
Cataloging source
JU0
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Kluger, Jeffrey
Form of composition
other
LC call number
TL789.8.U6
LC item number
A54325 2017b
PerformerNote
Read by Brian Troxell
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Troxell, Brian
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  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
  • Space flight to the moon
Target audience
specialized
Label
Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger
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Publication
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Restricted to the print disabled. Some title and publication information taken from CELA/CNIB website. Title/subtitle may be abbreviated on disc
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Computer file characteristics
Computer data (45 files : 153 mb).
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1112494699
Extent
1 computer laser optical disc (11 hrs., 8 min.)
Isbn
9780221035975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
  • 2671505
  • DC58720
System control number
(OCoLC)1112494699
System details
DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps
Label
Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon, Jeffrey Kluger
Publication
Note
Restricted to the print disabled. Some title and publication information taken from CELA/CNIB website. Title/subtitle may be abbreviated on disc
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Computer file characteristics
Computer data (45 files : 153 mb).
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1112494699
Extent
1 computer laser optical disc (11 hrs., 8 min.)
Isbn
9780221035975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
  • 2671505
  • DC58720
System control number
(OCoLC)1112494699
System details
DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps

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