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The Resource Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon, Robert Kurson, (compact disc)

Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon, Robert Kurson, (compact disc)

Label
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon
Title
Rocket men
Title remainder
the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kurson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, a fraction of the normal time, the agency would send the first men in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord, the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots, the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this is a vivid, gripping, narrative that shows anew the epic danger involved, and the singular bravery it took, for man to leave Earth for the first time, and to arrive at a new world
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurson, Robert
Dewey number
629.45/4
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
TL789.8.U6
LC item number
K87 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Ray Porter with a note and sources read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Porter, Ray
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Anders, William A.
  • Lovell, Jim
  • Borman, Frank
  • Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
  • Anders, William A.
  • Lovell, Jim
  • Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Space flight to the moon
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • SCIENCE / Space Science
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • Space flight to the moon
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not applicable
Label
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon, Robert Kurson, (compact disc)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn993996467
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525527008
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780525527008
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6786
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60cbo3
  • 40cbo3
System control number
(OCoLC)993996467
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon, Robert Kurson, (compact disc)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn993996467
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525527008
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780525527008
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6786
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60cbo3
  • 40cbo3
System control number
(OCoLC)993996467
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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