Chasing the Moon

Chasing the Moon

The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America Into the Space Age

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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. Stone and Andres reveal for the first time the unknown stories of the individuals whose imaginative work across several decades culminated in America's momentous achievement. They show that the moon landing-- now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary-- grew out of the dreams of science fiction writers, filmmakers, military geniuses, and rule-breaking scientists. Setting these key players in the political, social, and cultural climate of the time, the book focuses on the science, the history, and the individuals behind what was undoubtedly the greatest human achievement of the twentieth century. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781524798123
1524798126
Branch Call Number: 629.45 STONE
Characteristics: xiii, 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Andres, Alan - Author

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