Publisher: Charles River Editors
*Includes pictures of important people, places, and events.*Comprehensively describes the history of the Apollo program, including explaining the design and planning that went into it. *Includes quotes from the astronauts about the mission.*Includes footnotes and a Table of Contents."10, 9, ignition sequence start, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero. All engines running. Liftoff! We have a liftoff! Thirty-two minutes past the hour. Liftoff on Apollo 11!" Jack King, NASA Chief of Public InformationAt 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, time stood still throughout the world as thousands converged on the Kennedy Space Center and millions tuned in on live television. At that instant, the first rumbles began to shake the ground, as a small spacecraft attached to the giant Saturn V rocket several hundred feet tall started lifting off. Quickly being propelled several thousand miles per hour, it takes just a few ...