Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger

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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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Carlos rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Nancy rated it ★★★★★

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...

Lara rated it ★★★★★

December 11, 2017

This was a really well-written account of the Apollo 8 mission, offering lots of insight into it's significance, preparation, people involved and the journey as a whole. I would highly recommend it to anybody interested in space exploration.

Jim rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

WendyB rated it ★★★★★

December 15, 2017

Outstanding. If you read this be sure to go online and watch the liftoff of Apollo 8 and the coverage of the mission. A great bit of history.

Kristīne rated it ★★★★★

January 16, 2018

Superbly written account of an often-overlooked, but historic first lunar orbit. The author has done a remarkable job of placing the NASA efforts to reach Moon against the backdrop of international and domestic situation, when "It was the boiling summer of 1968, and the world had spent much of th...

Vincent rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2018

Before reading this book, I assumed all the thrilling space-related stories were already well-known. I was wrong. Apollo 8 not only details the actual three days of the mission, but also the ups-and-downs and ins-and-outs of the entire US space program leading up to the eventual lunar loop made by...

Ryan rated it ★★★★★

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...

Brian rated it ★★★★★

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".

Marlene rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2017

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