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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (195 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Thimmesh Narrator: Andy Paris Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When three heroic men traveled aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft bound for the moon, the entire world sat glued to their television sets in suspense. But few knew just how much it took to get that far. To put a man on the moon, thousands of people diligently worked behind the scenes. Countless preparations had to be made and no detail, however small, could be overlooked - the lives of the crewmen were at stake.

From the seamstresses who wove the multi-layered materials for the spacesuits, to the computer experts who designed and tested the flight software, the combined efforts of many little-known heroes helped make this monumental endeavor a success.

Based on NASA transcripts and national archives, this 2007 ALA Best Book for Young Adults by Catherine Thimmesh received starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/11/2014

    " I wanted to be an astronaut for the longest time. (Then I found out you needed to be good at math. Woe is me!) This book is *excellent*. I've read many children's books over the year having to do with the space program, and this one is by far the best. Kudos to the author for providing an excellent narrative that includes interviews with many of the people involved in the Apollo space program. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christina | 2/4/2014

    " The story of the regular people, yeah! Really, the amazing numbers of those who had to work so hard to get Apollo 11 and her crew to the moon and back is told with fantastic photos and creative formatting in this gorgeous volume. Readers from ten to adult will enjoy interacting with this beautiful, large format text. The really amazing thing is the story of how everyone wanted so badly to do this thing. the human race was out to peove that it could break another of the barriers of physics and imagination that always presage a new era. All those who took part in this mission are celebrated with this book, but the idea that the people of the world can look beyond themselves long enough to think about progress for ALL mankind is a stunning memory. It is inspiring enough to make one to dream for the future. "Simple" concerns over seams stitched in spacesuits and fuel line materials become noble and serious. Everything must be perfect-- or at least the best we can possibly produce if we are to even dare to hope for success. There was no profit motive in this competition to get to the moon before the Soviets, just a desire to be there first-- to prove it could be done. It reminds me of watching the Olympic games--humans pushing themselves and each other to the very edge of what is humanly possible and stretching beyond it just to find out if they can. It an awesome thing to witness, and this book helps a new generation do so again. The excitement builds throughout the narrative, and the wonder of it all is really captured in this text. Take a ride to a dream and read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig | 1/20/2014

    " This book is clearly written for a younger reading audience, but I found it to be very engaging as an older reader. I have always been a big fan of the entire space program from the 1950's through Apollo, and the author exposed a number of "behind the scenes" activities that I was totally unaware of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris | 1/9/2014

    " 3 men went on the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, but behind these three men were hundreds of thousands of people who worked on everything from the EVA suits to the parachutes used upon reentry. The amount of work and time that went into the accomplishment of landing and walking on the Moon is astounding. This book chronicles the trip there and back, paying attention to the problems encountered and how they were solved by some of those 400,000 people. The astronauts are mentioned, but they are not the focus. The focus is on the teamwork. The book is bursting with photos and information that children will absolutely devour. The back of the book is filled with additional resources, a glossary, quotes and photos of some of the people involved, multimedia resources "

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