Charles Fishman - One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

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When JFK made his historic May 1961 announcement that the U.S. would put a man on the moon by 1970, the nation had a total of 15 minutes of space-flight experience. Yet the U.S. did, in fact, fulfill Kennedy’s goal. In this riveting book, Fishman, three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb award for business journalism, recounts how NASA engineers—with support from MIT computer scientists and workers who wove computer programs with copper wire—invented space travel, a task that involved figuring out not just how to build a rocket capable of flying to the moon, but how to build a computer that would fit on that rocket, feed astronauts in space, and more.

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$29.99
ISBN: 9781501106293
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 11th, 2019