Space Race: The Mission, the Men, the Moon

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"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." With those words, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. His first steps marked an incredible achievement that took many years to complete. Space Race: The Mission, the Men, the Moon chronicles the race to the Moon between the United States and the Soviet Union including the creation of NASA, the first astronauts, and the monumental Apollo 11 mission.
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Overview

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." With those words, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. His first steps marked an incredible achievement that took many years to complete. Space Race: The Mission, the Men, the Moon chronicles the race to the Moon between the United States and the Soviet Union including the creation of NASA, the first astronauts, and the monumental Apollo 11 mission.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766029101
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: America's Living History Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Dream of Visiting the Moon 5

2 The Weapon That Became a Spacecraft 11

3 America Begins Its Space Program 24

4 Solving the Problems of a Moon Landing 41

5 The "Moon Race" Begins 54

6 Checking Out the Moon 66

7 The First Man on the Moon 79

8 Earthlings on the Moon 93

9 The Dream That Came True 103

10 The Return to the Moon 109

Timeline 115

Chapter Notes 118

Glossary 123

Further Reading 124

Internet Addresses 125

Index 126

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