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Moon Shot

The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings
Narrated by: Christopher Grove
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
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On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation's most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA's effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the 20th century's greatest feat - landing humans on another world.

Collaborating with NBC's veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard, and Slayton narrate, in gripping detail, the story of America's space exploration from the time of Shepard's first flight until he and 11 others had walked on the moon.

©2011 Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, and Jay Barbree (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Bennett
  • 08-07-2019

the history of Apollo

fantastic book. I knew the bits of the subject fairly well but the book link's the the event's whole era from just before orbital space flight upto the time of the Space Shuttle in an eloquent narrative .

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  • Darren
  • 01-07-2019

Great story, average narration.

Really enjoyed the stories within this audio book if not the narrator reading them. As someone who has always had a passion for all things space and NASA, I hit hard against the narrators incorrect pronunciation of astronauts names and acronyms. You would have thought a little knowledge on the subject matter a must for audio books of this nature.