Team Moon

Team Moon

How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

Book - 2006
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Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators.

Gathering direct quotes from some of these folks who worked behind the scenes, Catherine Thimmesh reveals their very human worries and concerns. Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning NASA photos from Apollo 11, she captures not only the sheer magnitude of this feat but also the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever--the team that worked to first put man on that great gray rock in the sky.
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006
ISBN: 9780618507573
0618507574
Branch Call Number: J 629.454 THI
Characteristics: 80 p. :,chiefly ill. (some col.), col. map, ports. (some col.)

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In 1969, the U.S. landed two men on the moon, but it took 400,000 people eight years to do all the planning and preparation. In telling the story of Apollo 11, Thimmesh includes interviews with some of those people as well as numerous photographs.

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