To The Moon!: The True Story Of The American Heroes On The Apollo 8 Spaceship

ISBN-10: 1524741035
ISBN-13: 9781524741037
Author: Kluger, Jeffrey and Shamir, Ruby
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: May 2019

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 304


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z
Lexile: 1180L
Accelerated Reader Level: 8.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 12.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / General

Description
The exciting and inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed spaceship to break free of the Earth's orbit and reach the moon, by the best-selling author of Apollo 13 . What's more exciting that spaceships and astronauts? How about a spaceship carrying the first astronauts ever to see the moon first hand -- on Christmas! The year was 1968, and the American people were still reeling from the spacecraft fire that killed the Apollo 1 crew a year earlier. On top of that, there were rumors that the Russian cosmonauts were getting ready to fly around the moon. NASA realized that they needed to take a bold step -- and that they needed to take it now. They wanted to win the space race against Russia and hold true to President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. So in a risky move, a few days before Christmas of that year, they sent Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders to the moon! This book about the exciting and inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed spaceship to break free of Earth's or
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