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Countdown : 2979 days to the moon / written by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.

Slade, Suzanne. (Author). Gonzalez, Thomas, 1959- (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781682630136 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 144 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree Publishers, 2018

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Powerful free verse and stunning illustrations tell the true story of the American effort to land the first man on the Moon. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would try to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. During the two thousand, nine hundred and seventy-nine days that followed his speech, eighteen astronauts climbed into spaceships; three of them died before even leaving the ground. Eight rockets soared into space. And four hundred thousand people--engineers, technicians, scientists, mathematicians, and machinists?joined Project Apollo in hopes of making the dream a reality. A powerful story of the successes, failures, triumphs, tragedies, and lessons learned from Apollos 1 through 10 that led to the first Moon landing.
Subject: Project Apollo (U.S.) > Juvenile literature.
Space flight to the moon > History > Juvenile literature.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Centre J 629.45 Sla 38080500165848 Juvenile Available -

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