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Reaching for the moon : the Cold War space race  Cover Image Book Book

Reaching for the moon : the Cold War space race / John Choi and Tom McGowen.

Choi, John, (author.). McGowen, Tom, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781725342125
  • ISBN: 172534212X
  • ISBN: 9781725342118
  • ISBN: 1725342111
  • Physical Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 24cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Rosen Publishing Group, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Included bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The dream of spaceflight -- Rockets for war -- The space race -- Getting to the moon, step by step -- Project Apollo -- The moon orbit -- The moon landing -- The moon walk -- Going home -- Conclusion -- Chronology -- Chapter notes -- Glossary -- Further information -- Index
Summary, etc.:
During the 1950s, America and the Soviet Union were locked in an intense political and military standoff called the Cold War. Out of this competition came the greatest adventure of mankind to date: humans left Earth and went into space, changing history forever. Through accessible yet engaging text, captivating photographs, and informative sidebars, readers will learn about the first rockets launched during World War II, and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who was the first man in space. Details of the long and dangerous trip when Neil Armstrong, Edwin Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins finally set foot on the moon will enrapture readers. Students will explore how past successes and failures have led to present-day accomplishments. --
Target Audience Note:
Grades 6-12. Rosen Publishing Group
Subject: Space flight to the moon > Juvenile literature.
Cold War > Juvenile literature.
Space race > Juvenile literature.
Astronautics > Soviet Union > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Astronautics > Unites States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Soviet Union.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lebanon Schools. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lebanon Middle School.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon Middle School 629.45 CHO (Text) 33431134831310 Nonfiction Available -

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