Rocket Men

Rocket Men

The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

Book - 2009
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Author Craig Nelson restores the mystery and majesty to an event that may have become too familiar for most people to realize what a stunning achievement it represented in planning, technology, and execution. Through interviews, 23,000 pages of NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents on the space race, Nelson creates a vivid and detailed account of the Apollo 11 mission. From the quotidian to the scientific to the magical, readers are taken right into the cockpit with Aldrin and Armstrong and behind the scenes at Mission Control.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009
ISBN: 9780670021031
0670021032
Branch Call Number: 629.45 NELSON
629.454 N425
629.454 Nelson
629.454 Nelson
Characteristics: xii, 404 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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Vic4132
May 02, 2014

This book is shot through with technical errors. It's obvious that the author has no science background. The scope, though, is very large, and contains rich background that I have not come across in other books on the space program. Yet, considering the errors that I (and others) can spot, one has to wonder whether other aspects of the book are as egregiously filled with mistatements, incorrect quotes and faulty background. Too bad.

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