Apollo 11 shortly after liftoff

Space Program Library


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The Race
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The Race

The messy and glorious saga of the golden years of the American space program, told in never-before-revealed detail by a man who was there. In 1963, a young reporter named Jim Schefter was given a dream job: cover America's race to the moon. Since the astronauts were under contract to Life, Schefter's employer, for their stories, he was given unparalleled access to the lives of all the players at NASA. Of course, for PR reasons he could not write a fraction of what he saw then. Now, at last, he can tell it all.
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Las Man On The Moon
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The Last Man On The Moon
by Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander

A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American space program from one of its' pioneers. Eugene Cernan is a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of space flight. 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.
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Deke!
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DEKE!
by Donald "Deke" Slayton, One of the original seven astronauts

Deke Slayton was one of the first seven Mercury astronauts. When the Air Force grounded him, he rejoined NASA as a civilian, becoming the head of America's Astronaut Corps. It was Deke who selected the crews who flew the Gemini, Apollo and Skylab missions and who made Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon. Here he reveals his inside knowledge of how the U.S. manned space program really worked.
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Moon Shot
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Moon Shot
by Alan Shepherd, America's first man in space (Mercury) and Apollo 14 Commander

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From The Earth To The Moon
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From The Earth To The Moon - VIDEO (Docu-drama)

The epic miniseries From the Earth to the Moon was HBO's most expensive production to date, with a budget of $68 million. Hosted by executive producer Tom Hanks, the miniseries tackles the daunting challenge of chronicling the entire history of NASA's space program from 1961 to 1972. For the most part, it's a rousing success. Each episode is devoted to a crucial aspect of the space program. NASA's complete participation in the production lends to its total authenticity, right down to the use of NASA equipment, launch locations, and even spacecraft.
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Moon Shot
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Moon Shot - VIDEO (Documentary)

Utilizing an untapped treasure of NASA video, home movies, never-before-seen footage of the Soviet space program, and interviews with the astronauts themselves, Shepherd guides you through the real story behind the space program.
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