Chasing the moon : the people, the politics, and the promise that launched America into the space age /

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 the unknown stories of the individuals whose imaginative work across several decades culminated in America's momentous achievement....

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Main Author: Stone, Robert, 1958-
Other Authors: Andres, Alan,
Format: Book
Published: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
Physical Description: xiii, 359 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Edition: First edition.
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245 1 0 |a Chasing the moon :  |b the people, the politics, and the promise that launched America into the space age /  |c Robert Stone and Alan Andres. 
250 |a First edition. 
264 1 |a New York :  |b Ballantine Books,  |c [2019] 
300 |a xiii, 359 pages :  |b illustrations (some color) ;  |c 24 cm 
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500 |a "A companion book to the American Experience film on PBS" -- jacket. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Prologue: July 16, 1969 -- A place beyond the sky (1903-1950) -- The man who sold the moon (1952-1960) -- The New Frontier (1961-1963) -- Welcome to the space age (1964-1966) -- Earthrise (1967-1966) -- Magnificent desolation (1969) -- The final frontier (1970-1979) -- Appendix: After a few more revolutions around the sun. 
520 0 |a 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 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 
610 1 0 |a United States.  |b National Aeronautics and Space Administration  |x History  |y 20th century. 
610 2 0 |a Project Mercury (U.S.) 
610 2 0 |a Project Gemini (U.S.) 
610 2 0 |a Project Apollo (U.S.) 
650 0 |a Astronautics and state  |z United States  |x History  |y 20th century. 
650 0 |a Aeronautics and state  |z United States  |x History  |y 20th century. 
650 0 |a Manned space flight  |x History  |y 20th century. 
650 0 |a Space flight  |x History  |y 20th century. 
650 0 |a Space race. 
651 0 |a Outer space  |x Exploration  |x History  |y 20th century. 
651 0 |a Moon  |x Exploration  |x Government policy  |z United States. 
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