Countdown : 2979 days to the moon
Told in free verse, the story of the American effort to land the first man on the moon comes to life. During the two thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine days following his speech, eighteen astronauts climbed into spaceships; three of them died before even leaving the ground. Eight rockets soared into space. And four hundred thousand people-- engineers, technicians, scientists, mathematicians, and machinists-- joined Project Apollo in hopes of making the dream a reality.
"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth." But how can someone soar all the way to the Moon - two hundred and forty-thousand miles through space? America knows the answer to this question: teamwork. Over the two thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine days that follow President Kennedy's speech, eighteen astronauts climb into spaceships; three of them die before even leaving the ground. Eight rockets go into space. And four hundred thousand people - engineers, technicians, mathematicians, scientists, machinists, and more - join Project Apollo in hopes of making the dream a reality. -- From dust jacket.
- ISBN: 9781682630136
- ISBN: 1682630137
- ISBN: 9781643108346
- ISBN: 1643108344
- Physical Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishers, 
- Copyright: ©2018
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
A daring dream -- The first mission, Apollo 1 -- The mission continues -- To the sky, Apollo 4-6 -- Risking it all, Apollo 7 -- Aiming for the moon, Apollo 8 -- Spider in space, Apollo 9 -- Dress rehearsal, Apollo 10 -- Achieving the dream, Apollo 11.
|Target Audience Note:||
Grades 4 to 6.
|Study Program Information Note:||
Accelerated Reader MG 6.4 1.0.
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