Sunday, September 4, 2022

Book: Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8 (Zimmerman)

Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8
― The First Manned Flight to Another World ―

Robert Zimmerman

Dell Publishing


Simon St. Laurent said...

This mission was exciting stuff... then, and now when reading about it.

Borman, Lovell, and Anders were bright stars.

Originally, Apollo 8 was planned as an Earth-orbit mission. Then the decision was made to go "all up".

It was the space race!

Jon said...

Rather disingenuous to call this a "mission to another world".

"How was your trip to Hawaii? Did you go up to the observatories on the mountain?"
"No, the cruise ship just circled around the islands about 40 times, then we went home."

Simon St. Laurent said...

It's a little more complicated than travelling around some islands in a boat.

Perhaps the publisher could have used "body". Best part, it's an absorbing book.