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Who created it? Muir-Harmony, Teasel E., author.
What's it called? Apollo to the moon: a history in 50 objects / Teasel Muir-Harmony ; foreword by Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut.
Who published it? Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2018]
2018
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 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  629.454 Mui  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-297) and index.
What's it about? "A celebration of the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo missions to the moon, this narrative uses 50 key artifacts from the Smithsonian archives to tell the story of the groundbreaking space exploration program. Bold photographs, fascinating graphics, and engaging stories commemorate the 20th century's most important space endeavor: NASA's Apollo program, to reach the moon. From the lunar rover and an emergency oxygen mask to space food and moon rocks, it's a carefully curated array of objects--complete with intriguing back stories and profiles of key participants. This book showcases the historic space exploration program that landed humans on the moon, advanced the world's capabilities for space travel, and revolutionized our sense of humanity's place in the universe. Each historic accomplishment is symbolized by a different object, from a Russian stamp honoring Yuri Gagarin and plastic astronaut action figures to the Apollo 11 command module, piloted by Michael Collins as Armstrong and Aldrin made the first moonwalk, together with the monumental art inspired by these moon missions. Throughout, Apollo to the Moon also tells the story of people who made the journey possible: the heroic astronauts as well as their supporters, including President John F. Kennedy, newsman Walter Cronkite, and NASA scientists such as Margaret Hamilton."--Publisher's website.
What's in it? Plaque: Wright Brothers' airplane and Apollo 11 -- The early days -- New challenges -- The assembly -- Liftoff! -- In flight -- Moonwalking -- Lunar science -- Overcoming catastrophe -- Return to Earth -- Apollo time line.
Helpful subjects! Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History.
Project Apollo (U.S.) (OCoLC)fst00610722
Space flight to the moon -- History.
Space flight to the moon. (OCoLC)fst01127716
It's a special thing! History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
More people who helped! Collins, Michael, 1930- writer of foreword.
National Air and Space Museum.
Special numbers! 9781426219931
1426219938
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