The Man Who Ran the Moon : James E. Webb, NASA, and the Secret History of Project Apollo

By (author) Bizony, Piers

One man, more than any other, created the giant space agency we know today as NASA: James E. Webb. The Man Who Ran the Moon explores a time when Webb and an elite group of charismatic business associates took control of America's Apollo moon project, sometimes with disturbing results. In 1967, NASA was rocked by disaster and Apollo was grounded. Webb was savaged in a Congressional investigation. Not just a matter of broken hardware, there were accusations of corruption at the heart of America's space effort. Some of Webb's political allies had been caught up in the biggest scandal ever to hit Washington prior to Watergate. The backwash unfairly tainted NASA's chief. By the time of the first triumphant lunar landing, Webb had resigned and his name had all but been forgotten. But he's the man who got us to the moon, and the power base he forged in the 1960s has kept NASA on a solid footing to this day. Washington insiders now acknowledge Webb as one of the greatest leaders in modern American history. No space boss since his time has wielded so much power and such a powerful story.

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書名 The Man Who Ran the Moon : James E. Webb, NASA, and the Secret History of Project Apollo
著作者等 Bizony, Piers
書名別名 James E. Webb, NASA, and the Secret History of Project Apollo
出版元 Thunder's Mouth Press
刊行年月 2006.05.03
ページ数 256p
大きさ H229 x W153
ISBN 9781560257516
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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