Apollo Moon Missions: The Unsung Heroes by Billy WatkinsApollo Moon Missions: The Unsung Heroes by Billy Watkins

Apollo Moon Missions: The Unsung Heroes

byBilly WatkinsForeword byFred Haise

Paperback | December 1, 2007

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In 1961 President John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth before the end of the decade. It seemed like an impossible mission and one that the Russians—who had launched the first satellite and put the first man into Earth orbit—would surely achieve before the Americans. However, the ingenuity, passion, and sacrifice of thousands of ordinary people from all walks of life enabled the space program to meet this extraordinary goal. This is the story of fourteen of those men and women who worked behind the scenes, without fanfare or recognition, to make the Apollo missions successful.
Billy Watkins is a features writer with the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger, where his work has earned him more than forty regional and national awards. Fred Haise was the lunar module pilot on the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission in 1970, and he served on the backup crews for Apollo 8, 11, and 16. Haise also conducted test flights of the space...
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Title:Apollo Moon Missions: The Unsung HeroesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.97 × 6.01 × 0.48 inPublished:December 1, 2007Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803260415

ISBN - 13:9780803260412

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: History of Apollo
PART I ". . . The Eagle Has Landed"
Chapter 1 Steve Bales
Chapter 2 Bruce McCandless
Chapter 3 Richard Underwood
Chapter 4 Clancy Hatleberg
PART II "We're Not the Soviets"
Chapter 5 Julian Scheer
Chapter 6 Joseph Laitin
Chapter 7 Hugh Brown
PART III Thunder at the Cape
Chapter 8 JoAnn Morgan
Chapter 9 Joe Schmitt
Chapter 10 Jack King
PART IV Marriage, Missions, and Moon Cars
Chapter 11 Joan Roosa
Chapter 12 Rodney Rose
Chapter 13 Gerry Griffin
Chapter 14 Saverio "Sonny" Morea
Appendix: U.S. Manned Mission Summary
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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"After reading Apollo Moon Missions: The Unsung Heroes, you'll realize how little we all know about those who made the small steps and giant leaps possible."—Robert Pearlman, CollectSpace.com, member of the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation Board of Directors
- Robert Pearlman