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  • Rocket Men

  • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 64
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    5 out of 5 stars 60
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    5 out of 5 stars 60

By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the moon - in just four months. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Apollo book I've listened to

  • By Angus Fitton on 09-08-18

the greatest moon shot

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Reviewed: 29-04-18

a remarkable telling of an overlooked mission, comprehensively researched, totally engaging and superbly told, this book should serve as testiment to the bravery and commitment to the people involved in this incredibly dangerous objective. This is the standout reference work to any Apollo mission, take a bow
Robert Kurson

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