Space Race: The Mission, the Men, the Moon

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Enslow Publishing, LLC, Aug 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
In July 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the Moon, marking an incredible achievement that took many years to complete. This compelling book chronicles the race to the Moon between the United States and the Soviet Union, including the creation of NASA, the first astronauts, and the monumental Apollo 11 mission.
 

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Contents

The Dream of Visiting the Moon
7
2 The Weapon That Became a Spacecraft
17
3 America Begins Its Space Program
33
Solving the Problems of a Moon Landing
53
5 The Moon Race Begins
55
6 Checking Out the Moon
67
7 The First Man on the Moon
89
8 Earthlings on the Moon
95
10 The Return to the Moon
109
Timeline
115
Chapter Notes
118
Glossary
123
Further Reading
124
Internet Addresses
125
Index
126
Copyright

9 The Dream That Came True
105

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About the author (2008)

Tom McGowen is the author of more than fifty books for young readers. His first book with Enslow Publishers, Inc.

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