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The Resource Chasing the moon : the people, the politics, and the promise that launched America into the space age, Robert Stone and Alan Andres

Chasing the moon : the people, the politics, and the promise that launched America into the space age, Robert Stone and Alan Andres

Label
Chasing the moon : the people, the politics, and the promise that launched America into the space age
Title
Chasing the moon
Title remainder
the people, the politics, and the promise that launched America into the space age
Statement of responsibility
Robert Stone and Alan Andres
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A charismatic young president issued the historic moon-landing challenge. This book, which greatly expands the companion PBS series, tells the stories of the visionaries -- based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material -- who helped America win the space race with the first lunar landing fifty years ago. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend twenty billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. Chasing the Moon reveals for the first time the unknown stories of the fascinating individuals whose imaginative work across several decades culminated in America's momentous achievement. More than a story of engineers and astronauts, the moon landing grew out of the dreams of science fiction writers, filmmakers, military geniuses, and rule-breaking scientists. Going in depth to explore their stories beyond the PBS series, writer/producer Robert Stone -- called "one of our most important documentary filmmakers" by Entertainment Weekly -- brings these important figures to brilliant life. Setting these key players in the political, social, and cultural climate of the time, and including captivating photographs throughout, Chasing the Moon focuses on the science and the history, but most important, the extraordinary individuals behind what was undoubtedly the greatest human achievement of the twentieth century
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DLC
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1958-
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Stone, Robert
Dewey number
629.45/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.8.U5
LC item number
S76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Andres, Alan
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  • Astronautics and state
  • Aeronautics and state
  • Space flight
  • Space race
  • Outer space
Label
Chasing the moon : the people, the politics, and the promise that launched America into the space age, Robert Stone and Alan Andres
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A companion book to the American Experience film on PBS"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : July 16, 1969 -- A place beyond the sky (1903-1950) -- The man who sold the moon (1951-1960) -- The New Frontier (1961-1963) -- Welcome to the space age (1964-1966) -- Earthrise (1967-1968) -- Magnificent desolation (1969) -- The final frontier (1970-1979) -- Epilogue : after a few more revolutions around the sun
Control code
BK0023807418
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiii, 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524798123
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018059390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Chasing the moon : the people, the politics, and the promise that launched America into the space age, Robert Stone and Alan Andres
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A companion book to the American Experience film on PBS"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : July 16, 1969 -- A place beyond the sky (1903-1950) -- The man who sold the moon (1951-1960) -- The New Frontier (1961-1963) -- Welcome to the space age (1964-1966) -- Earthrise (1967-1968) -- Magnificent desolation (1969) -- The final frontier (1970-1979) -- Epilogue : after a few more revolutions around the sun
Control code
BK0023807418
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiii, 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524798123
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018059390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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