Mission control, this is Apollo: the story of the first voyages to the moon

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2009.
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July 20, 1969, marked one of the climactic moments in our history?the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it is only one piece of a magnificent story.Mission Control, This Is Apollo, by the acclaimed Andrew Chaikin (author ofA Man on the Moon, basis of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon), recounts space history from the Mercury missions through Apollo 17 and beyond. It is illustrated with stunning full-color paintings by astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon with Pete Conrad on Apollo 12 and has devoted his post-NASA life to creating art. Handsome, informative, and dramatic, this is no textbook?it is the tale of humankind?s greatest adventure in the last frontier: space.
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subject_facet Astronautics -- United States, Space flight to the moon -- History, Space flight to the moon -- Planning
table_of_contents Introduction: Who were the astronauts? -- Apollo one -- Apollo seven: When you gotto go, you gotta go -- Apollo eight: All this and turkey, too -- Apollo nine: The dark side of zero-G -- Apollo ten: The moon rocket -- Apollo eleven: The group brain -- Apollo twelve: Clothes make the moonwalker -- Apollo thirteen: A last-minute swap -- Apollo fourteen: Lunar germs? -- Apollo fifteen: Live from the moon -- Apollo sixteen: Left behind -- Apollo seventeen: The moon rocks (and what happened to them after they got to earth) -- Epilogue.
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title Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon
title_alt Story of the first voyages to the moon.
title_display Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon
title_full Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon / by Andrew Chaikin, with Victoria Kohl ; with paintings by Alan Bean
title_short Mission control, this is Apollo :
title_sort mission control, this is apollo the story of the first voyages to the moon
title_sub the story of the first voyages to the moon