Team Moon How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

ISBN-10: 0618507574

ISBN-13: 9780618507573

Edition: 2006

Authors: Catherine Thimmesh

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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.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/26/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Size: 10.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

CATHERINE THIMMESH is the Sibert Medal-winning author of Team Moon and Girls Think of Everything. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her family. Visit her website at www.catherinethimmesh.com .

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