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To the Moon and Beyond

Branch Perryville Branch

Created by Nancy Strakna
  • Details about The Martian : a novel

    The Martian : a novel

    Andy Weir.

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged ……more

  • Details about Neil Armstrong : a life of flight

    Neil Armstrong : a life of flight

    Jay Barbree.

    Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America's modern hero and history's most famous space traveler. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neil's life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted friend - Jay Barbree. Working from 50 years of conversations he had with Neil, from notes, interviews, NASA spaceflight transcripts, and remembrances o……more

  • Details about The Astronaut Wives Club A True Story.

    The Astronaut Wives Club A True Story.

    Lily Koppel.

    As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed ……more

  • Details about Mission to Mars : my vision for space exploration

    Mission to Mars : my vision for space exploration

    Buzz Aldrin ; with Leonard David ; foreword by Andrew Aldrin.

    "Any time an Apollo-era astronaut steps forward with ideas for our future in space, it's time to stop what whatever we're doing and pay attention. Buzz Aldrin, one of the first moonwalkers, has no shortage of these ideas. And in Mission to Mars he treats us to how, when, and why we should travel there." --Neil deGrasse Tyson Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a pioneering astron……more

  • Details about The last man on the moon : astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's race in space

    The last man on the moon : astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's race in space

    Eugene Cernan and Don Davis.

    Eugene Cernan is a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17. Between those two historic events lay more adventures than an ordinary person could imagine as Cernan repeatedly put his life, his family and everything he……more

  • Details about The right stuff

    The right stuff

    Tom Wolfe.

    Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny emapthetic powers, that made this book a classic.…more

  • Details about Voices from the moon : Apollo astronauts describe their lunar experiences

    Voices from the moon : Apollo astronauts describe their lunar experiences

    Andrew Chaikin with Victoria Kohl.

    The epic of the Apollo missions told in the astronauts' own words and gorgeously illustrated with their photographs Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon is considered the definitive history of the Apollo moon missions-arguably the pinnacle of human experience. Now, using never-before-published quotes taken from his in-depth interviews with twenty-three of the twenty-four Apollo lunar astronauts, Chaikin and his collaborator, Victoria Kohl, have created an extraordinary account of the lunar missi……more

  • Details about Infinite worlds.

    Infinite worlds.

    Michael Robert Soluri

    A stunning, unprecedented collection of photographs and essays that goes behind the scenes at NASA, in which the humanity of the astronauts, engineers, scientists, technicians, and ground crews that contributed in saving the Hubble Space Telescope are revealed. Michael Soluri has been photographing the people and places of space exploration for more than fifteen years. With the support of Discover magazine, NASA, and the astronaut crew, he was able to gain unfettered access to the multiple worl……more

  • Details about The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Mission

    The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Mission

    Jim Bell

    "The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission--told by a scientist who was there from the beginning. The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries-11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and still operate them, decades since their launch. Voyager 1 left the solar system in 2012; its sister craft, Voyager 2, will do so in 2015. The fantastic journey began in 1977, before the first episode of Cosmos aired. The mission was planned as a grand tour beyond……more

  • Details about The Martian

    The Martian

    Ridley Scott

    After a bad storm blows across Mars Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind. Now stuck on a hostile planet he must find a way to signal to Earth and in the meantime, survive on limited supplies.…more

  • Details about Gravity

    Gravity

    Alfonso Cuaron

    Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.…more

  • Details about Moonshot

    Moonshot

    Tim Goodchild

      Relive the breathtaking story of Apollo 11 and the first manned landing on the moon. Go aboard the rocket and on its eight-day round trip to outer space for a close-up look at one of the most stunning and courageous personal and technological achievements of man. Interlaced with original NASA footage. Covers the crew's earliest days at NASA to the moment when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step on the moon. From home life and families, to the argument over who would be the first to walk ……more

  • Details about For All Mankind

    For All Mankind

    Betsy Broyles Breier

    A chronicle on mankind's journey to the moon, using no narration, only the voices of the astronauts and mission control.…more

  • Details about In the Shadow of the Moon

    In the Shadow of the Moon

    David Sington

    Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men have walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first time, a combination of archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen and interviews with the surviving astronauts tells the story of the Apollo space program.…more