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Volume 5: Almost there

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Volume 5: Almost there

20.00

By 1967, with the giant Saturn V Moon rocket just months from its first flight, Apollo was in trouble: corners were being cut to keep the project on schedule, and people warned that the spacecraft itself was an accident waiting to happen. On January 27 it did, as three Apollo astronauts tragically lost their lives in a launch pad fire. Then, in April, it was the Soviet Union’s turn to mourn a space death, when cosmonaut Vladimir Komorov plunged to Earth following the first flight of the fault-ridden Soyuz. Nothing, though, could be allowed to compromise President Kennedy’s deadline. At the end of the year, following a major safety overhaul and some hasty flight rescheduling, Apollo 8 blasted off from Cape Canaveral to place three astrronauts in lunar orbit in time for Christmas. 

Format: 220 x 280 mm casebound with dust jacket and ribbon, 96 pages 

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By 1967, with the giant Saturn V Moon rocket just months from its first flight, Apollo was in trouble: corners were being cut to keep the project on schedule, and people warned that the spacecraft itself was an accident waiting to happen. On January 27 it did, as three Apollo astronauts tragically lost their lives in a launch pad fire. Then, in April, it was the Soviet Union’s turn to mourn a space death, when cosmonaut Vladimir Komorov plunged to Earth following the first flight of the fault-ridden Soyuz. Nothing, though, could be allowed to compromise President Kennedy’s deadline. At the end of the year, following a major safety overhaul and some hasty flight rescheduling, Apollo 8 blasted off from Cape Canaveral to place three astrronauts in lunar orbit in time for Christmas. 

Format: 220 x 280 mm casebound with dust jacket and ribbon, 96 pages