Read Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon Online Free - In August 1968, one short year after three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, NASA decided that it would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Sixteen weeks later, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were aboard the first manned spacecraft to depart Earth’s orbit, reach the moon, and return safely to Earth, delivering a tear-inducing Christmas Eve message along the way.
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June 30, 2017
This book was so interesting, previously my knowledge about space travel was limited to knowing the we did reach the moon but not much else...which is funny seeing how much i like science fiction..but this book is the real deal...Apollo 8 was not the mission that would get to the moon but it woul...
March 27, 2017
I admit I was space crazy as a girl, and forty-nine years later I am still thrilled when reading about the time 'when dreams came true' and men first went into space.
Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger didn't disappoint. Although Apollo 8 doesn't have...
June 09, 2017
Very well written pop history. Kluger also co-write Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 with Astronaut Jim Lovell that the movie Apollo 13 is based on. He is a clear fan of the space program and that shows through in this book. There is very little here NASA's public relations office wo...
May 30, 2017
All I can say is I love space and I picked up this book for that reason alone. Not until I was finished did I learn that Jefferey Kluger also wrote Apollo 13, I movie I loved watching when I was little (note to self: check to see if it's on Netflix).
This is the story of the first manned flight to...
October 15, 2017
Originally published at Reading Reality
Anyone who has lived in Chicagoland knows that while expressways may be designated official numbers from the DOT, no one ever calls them by those numbers. Highways in Chicagoland have names; the Ryan, the Kennedy, the Ike. And if you travel through Northwest...
July 17, 2017
Very engaging book about the early Apollo missions, focusing on Frank Borman, the commander of Apollo 8. I learned a lot about the missions - in many ways number 8 may have been as important as number 11. A must read for "space nerds".
June 15, 2017
I have watched From Earth to the Moon so many times that there wasn't much new information here but still quite nice story.
July 14, 2017
Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger is a non-fiction book which tells the tale of this famous and historical mission to the moon and back. Mr. Kluger is a senior writer at Time and wrote several about the space program.
This might be non-fiction, but th...
August 01, 2017
A very thrilling story, indeed! Following the disastrous Apollo 1 fire in January 1967, where three astronauts died when a fire erupted in their cabin, the American space program was determined to SAFELY beat the Soviet Union in the 'space race' to the moon. In December 1968, Apollo 8 became the...
June 09, 2017
Great profile of the space race -- from the early days up to the first flight to the moon. I got caught up in the excitement that the entire nation / world had for space at that time. There is some vicarious nostalgia for a time like this when the nation could rally around scientific endeavors th...