vii, 152 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 x 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-146) and index.
The challenge -- It is rocket science -- Moongazing -- Project Gemini -- The face of the moon -- How big was the Saturn V? -- Orbital mechanics made easy -- Tragedy and triumph -- Frozen rocket -- How big was the command module? -- Eat like an astronaut -- To the moon and back -- Design a mission patch -- How far away is the moon? -- Forearm at 7 Gs -- Thin skin -- The eagle has landed -- Google the moon -- Casting shadows -- Assemble a personal preference kit -- Space art -- "Houston, we've had a problem" -- 3-D rocks -- Moon trees -- What would you weigh? -- The science missions -- Feather drop -- Making craters.
"The story behind the historic race to the moon, from the perspective of the Americans who lived it--the astronauts and their families, the controllers and engineers, the technicians and politicians who made the impossible possible"-- Provided by publisher.