In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon.

Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken.

But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on… Apollo 8 307 pages, 629.4 KLU.


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