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

One Giant Leap The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon President John F Kennedy astonished the world on May when he anno
  • Title: One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
  • Author: Charles Fishman
  • ISBN: 1501106295
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
    The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.President John F Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970 No group was surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less t The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.President John F Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970 No group was surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel.When Kennedy announced that goal, no one knew how to navigate to the Moon No one knew how to build a rocket big enough to reach the Moon, or how to build a computer small enough and powerful enough to fly a spaceship there No one knew what the surface of the Moon was like, or what astronauts could eat as they flew there On the day of Kennedy s historic speech, America had a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience with just five of those minutes outside the atmosphere Russian dogs had time in space than U.S astronauts Over the next decade, than 400,000 scientists, engineers, and factory workers would send 24 astronauts to the Moon Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969.Fifty years later, One Giant Leap is the sweeping, definitive behind the scenes account of the furious race to complete one of mankind s greatest achievements It s a story filled with surprises from the item the astronauts almost forgot to take wi
    One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon By Charles Fishman,

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  • Charles Fishman

    As a reporter, Charles Fishman has tried to get inside organizations, both familiar and secret, and explain how they work.In the course of reporting about water to write The Big Thirst, Fishman has stood at the bottom of a half million gallon sewage tank, sampled water directly from the springs in San Pellegrino, Italy, and Poland Spring, Maine, and carried water on his head for 3 km with a group As a reporter, Charles Fishman has tried to get inside organizations, both familiar and secret, and explain how they work.In the course of reporting about water to write The Big Thirst, Fishman has stood at the bottom of a half million gallon sewage tank, sampled water directly from the springs in San Pellegrino, Italy, and Poland Spring, Maine, and carried water on his head for 3 km with a group of Indian villagers.Fishman s previous book, the New York Times bestseller The Wal Mart Effect, was the first to crack open Wal Mart s wall of secrecy, and has become the standard for understanding Wal Mart s impact on our economy and on how we live The Economist named it a book of the year Fishman is a former metro and national reporter for the Washington Post, and was a reporter and editor at the Orlando Sentinel and the News Observer in Raleigh, NC Since 1996, he has worked for the innovative business magazine Fast Company Fishman has won numerous awards, including three times receiving UCLA s Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious award in business journalism.Fishman grew up in Miami, Florida, and went to Harvard He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife, also a journalist, their two children, their two Labradors, and their two parakeets He likes his water from the refrigerator spigot, with ice, or splashing across the bow of a Sunfish

  • 667 Comments

  • Excellent history of the Apollo program to land a man on the moon It covers with a great deal of detail not only the political aspects of the program but many of the technological details of the program The jokes when I was a kid in the 1970s was that the moonshot gave us spin offs like tang or later velcro actually were not products of the space program but were products around before sputnik However, what was a major spinoff is the integrated computer chip that powers my laptop and just abo Ex [...]


  • No other act of human exploration ever laid a plaque saying We come in peace for all mankind Neil deGrasse Tyson Released to coincide with the 50 year anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon walk, One Giant Leap tells the story of how a nation is challenged to do the impossible As a young boy with his model Saturn V rocket and detachable lunar module in hand, I was among the 600 MILLION viewers who stayed up until 11pm on July 20, 1969 to see Neil Armstrong take a giant leap [...]


  • I loved reading this book The explanation of the science and will to succeed that led to the moon landings is enhanced by the context of history, before, during and after the Apollo years I was almost 10 years old at the time of Apollo 11 and I remember staying up late to watch the landing on TV This book illuminates many things I was too young to understand at the time and makes a great argument for regarding the Apollo mission as an amazing success Highly recommended.


  • One Giant Leap The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon by Charles Fishman is a book that chronicles the Apollo program responsible for the manned lunar landing in the late 1960s One Giant Leap is a tour de force, covering everything from the social and civil unrest which serves as the backdrop to the story, to the behind the scenes politics leading to the conception and funding of the Apollo program, and complete with a deep technical introspective into the challenges and solutions in On [...]


  • Having so recently read Shoot for the Moon by James Donovan, there will be a few comparisons, but overall, these were very different books SftM was a linear narrative and I was emotionally vested, where OGL was much technical and political The first chapter introduces the world to the decade in which the space program was born The eight years from Kennedy s speech to Armstrong s first steps were as transformative as any eight year period in post World War II American history The dawn Having so r [...]


  • I really liked the chapters written about technical and behind the scene stuff for example, Apollo Guidance Computer, the Lunar Module, the rover However, the first three chapters are about the social and political environment which led President Kennedy to announce that the USA will put a man on the moon before the end of the 60s To me, it seemed that there was a lot of repetition on those first chapters that could have been summarized better In short, a very interesting read about Ap I really [...]


  • So many things I either didn t know or had forgotten about this time in history It certainly left me with a lot to think about


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