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  1. says: E–book [Eight Years to the Moon] Nancy Atkinson » 3 free read read Eight Years to the Moon

    E–book [Eight Years to the Moon] This book takes a slightly different approach to the Apollo missions than other books I have read It looks at the years leading up to the moon landing in 1969 and focuses on the engineers scientists families and NASA managers tasked with developing a way to get to the moon by the end of the decade The astronauts are interspersed in the story but they seem to have cameo roles in the book; the focus is on the unknown multitudes who had to fig

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    E–book [Eight Years to the Moon] This is definitely geared toward those who are fascinated with the space program specifically the Apollo missions Though there are many many personal stories it does get pretty wonky at times I enjoyed it immensely even the parts that were WAAAAY over my head

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    Nancy Atkinson » 3 free read download Å eBook or Kindle ePUB » Nancy Atkinson read Eight Years to the Moon Well researched with personal insight from many of the individuals involved in the NASA Space program as well as lavishly illustrated with posed publicity photos and lots of candid shots of buildings people and

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    read Eight Years to the Moon Nancy Atkinson » 3 free read E–book [Eight Years to the Moon] I loooove space and non fiction space books see my list and this new release recently hit my radar Atkinson's work is set apart from a typical astronautNASA employee autobiography because she is able to look at the Apollo program through a wide lens Yes she absolutely gets into some of the fun astronaut stories but also gives many of the different departments program administrators engineers and worker bees my term not hers their

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    E–book [Eight Years to the Moon] download Å eBook or Kindle ePUB » Nancy Atkinson Nancy Atkinson » 3 free read Disclaimer I got a copy through a Goodreads giveawayEight Years to the Moon by Nancy AtkinsonI was astounded by the level of detail and breadth of topics The author filled the book with stories told through interviews with those wh

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    E–book [Eight Years to the Moon] The fiftieth anniversary commemorative edition of the history of the Apollo missions brings readers than sixty personal interviews oral histories and illustrations to chronicle the race to the moon Beginning in 1962 with NASA’s newly created manned spaceflight program through the 1969 lunar landing the unfolding story focuses on the engineers the mathematicians and the scientists working behind the scenes who helped to make the lunar lan

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    E–book [Eight Years to the Moon] Nancy Atkinson » 3 free read Nancy Atkinson delivers an admirable write up of the Apollo program from start to finish The book was available for the 5oth anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon I thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish The author had access to the NASA archives and the faces behind the scenes in the space race that many recall as America's finest moment of the 196os I wholly recommend the book to all both for the amateur and exp

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    E–book [Eight Years to the Moon] download Å eBook or Kindle ePUB » Nancy Atkinson Nancy Atkinson » 3 free read It looks like a pretty coffee table book and there are many beautiful photos but this book is full of content More than just a recounting of the flights of the space program it really takes you behind the scenes with the thousands of people who made it all happen It's a history of NASA showing you aspects that may have not

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    E–book [Eight Years to the Moon] OutstandingRecommended in Science Magazine Factual Flawless Important source on how the Unified S Band System came together Well written Beautiful photos

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    download Å eBook or Kindle ePUB » Nancy Atkinson E–book [Eight Years to the Moon] With the 50th anniversary of the successful Apollo 11 moon landing this summer I have been watching every documentary and reading books on this historic event I’ve always been fascinated by the space program I reviewed the book American Moonshot earlier this year Yet the best material I have found on the Apollo program and the moon landing is Nancy Atkinson’s book “Eight Years to the Moon This History of the Apollo Missions”As I

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read Eight Years to the Moon Eight Years to the Moon review ½ eBook or Kindle ePUB Histories as well as personal photographs this tribute to the men and women who made the Apollo 11 mission a reality chronicles the highs and lows that accompanied the race to the Moon the devastating flash fire that killed the crew of Apollo 1; the awe of those who saw their years in the making contributions to space exploration blast off from Cape Canaveral; the knuckle biting descent of Apollo 11 t. I loooove space and non fiction space books see my list and this new release recently hit my radar Atkinson s work is set apart from a typical astronautNASA employee autobiography because she is able to look at the Apollo program through a wide lens Yes she absolutely gets into some of the fun astronaut stories but also gives many of the different departments program administrators engineers and worker bees my term not hers their due There were an estimated 400000 employees contractors scientists and working on the Apollo program and Atkinson samples a very interesting and diverse cross section for this book Reading Eight Years to the Moon made the excitement milestones near misses and tragedies of the Apollo space program palpable and accessible disclaimer recall my love of space bias There was a nice balance of people project management technology and some administration can t avoid administration when you re coordinating 400000 warm bodies I am so excited And did you know we re going to the moon in 2024 I might have to take the year off work As a space book lover there was plenty of information I ve seen but it was interesting to see it through a new lens and nicely contextualized in the flow of the book Atkinson also uncovered some new information about some extremely dangerous near misses during re entry on the first handful of Apollo missions that had never been publisheddisclosed before Couple other new to me details too I think it s impossible to share the history of the whole Apollo program in 300 pages let alone 3000 but this was a superb read including all the colour photos Thanks Saskatoon Public Library for getting a copy into the system at my reuest

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Eight Years to the Moon

read Eight Years to the Moon Eight Years to the Moon review ½ eBook or Kindle ePUB O the lunar surface; a near catastrophic event on the crew’s flight home; the infectious excitement and jubilation across the world after the astronauts returned safely to EarthThese little known stories of the dedicated engineers mathematicians and scientists in the 1960s reveal the “hows” of the Apollo missions and bring to life the wonder and excitement of humanity’s first steps on the Moon. OutstandingRecommended in Science Magazine Factual Flawless Important source on how the Unified S Band System came together Well written Beautiful photos

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read Eight Years to the Moon Eight Years to the Moon review ½ eBook or Kindle ePUB A Behind the Scenes Look At NASA’s incredible Journey to the MoonSpace journalist and insider Nancy Atkinson weaves together the riveting story of NASA’s mission to complete “the greatest adventure on which humankind ever embarked”This incredible account is a keepsake celebrating some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history Told through over 60 personal interviews and oral. Well researched with personal insight from many of the individuals involved in the NASA Space program as well as lavishly illustrated with posed publicity photos and lots of candid shots of buildings people and euipment from the beginning in 1962 through Apollo 11 the landing on the moon and further trips and discoveries until the program ended in 1972We are familiar with the image of the mission control room with dozens of wall monitors as well as individual monitoring stations manned by men with a pressed shirt tie and massive headsets In a photo from one of the Mercury missions in 1962 there are perhaps 15 people with chunky monitor desks with switches one monitor and lots of underutilized gray space and even empty floor NASA grew to fill that spaceThis was the same time where NASA could only afford to share two of the huge computers one in Maryland one in Florida There were none in Texas or California And this was when computers were room filling behemoths with temperamental vacuum tubes and in many cases reuired notification of the local electric company before turning them on due to the massive power drain on the grid The beginning of the book drags a bit since literally EVERYTHING had to created basically from scratch The Houston Mission control site was a cow pasture Kennedy Space Center called Cape Canaveral at that time was a missile firing facility All the launch pads and facilities for storage and assembly of the rockets as well as transportation and sturdy roads to move the tremendously heavy rockets Rockets that were strong enough to leave Earth s gravity and be consistent in their work More crashed and exploded than actually flew for a long time Communications systems that would cover the distances as well as be as close to Real Time as they could be made Tracking systems and their facilities across the world Maneuvering thrusters system Protective suits and eventually the isolation suits that those that actually set foot on the moon had to wear to protect the Earth from foreign bio organisms Simulations imagined and constructed for every possible experience Manuals to be written on every system every happenstance especially the computers that were just beginning to come into the digital age but still very basic with limited memory and processing power How the astronauts were to be able to rest eat and even eliminate waste during the days long missionsThe public saw the end result of eight long years of work Most never saw or even conceived of the obstacles that challenged the ingenuity of not only the employees of NASA but that of it s contractors across the US and the world Perhaps as the plaue that was left behind on the moon after that first trip stated We came in peace for all mankind All of mankind is still benefiting from those discoveries and innovations to this dayThe only possible addition that I would like to have seen is an appendix of the various badges from the Mercury program through Apollo Only one appears in the publicity photo of Apollo 14 Any others are small blobs of color on their suits 2019 141

  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • Eight Years to the Moon
  • Nancy Atkinson
  • en
  • 09 May 2020
  • 9781624144905