Apollo 8: The Longest Journey: The story of man's first mission to the Moon (Hashtag Histories Book 4)

Apollo The Longest Journey The story of man s first mission to the Moon Hashtag Histories Book What if there had been social media during the Apollo mission to the Moon in This mission would be the longest and most perilous journey ever attempted by man and this account will put you bel

  • Title: Apollo 8: The Longest Journey: The story of man's first mission to the Moon (Hashtag Histories Book 4)
  • Author: Philip Gibson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • What if there had been social media during the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon in 1968 This mission would be the longest and most perilous journey ever attempted by man, and this account will put you believably back inside those six tense and dramatic days in 1968 It is the story of the first manned mission to the Moon told in the form of today s social media, allowing us tWhat if there had been social media during the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon in 1968 This mission would be the longest and most perilous journey ever attempted by man, and this account will put you believably back inside those six tense and dramatic days in 1968 It is the story of the first manned mission to the Moon told in the form of today s social media, allowing us to witness the unfolding drama of the mission as if we were following it in real time and as if the participants and observers were sharing their thoughts and actions with us directly In December 1968, so much remained unknown Would the first manned launch of the massive Saturn V rocket lift off and successfully and deliver three astronauts into Earth orbit Would humans be able to survive passing through the Van Allen belts of radiation between the Earth and the Moon What would happen when the astronauts passed around the far side of the Moon out of contact with Earth Would the single engine needed to boost the spacecraft out of lunar orbit and on a course back to Earth fire as hoped Would the first nighttime recovery of a spacecraft from the Pacific Ocean be successful If the Apollo 8 mission was to be successful, the astronauts on board would become the first humans to travel so incredibly far and so incredibly fast They would be the first to leave the Earth s sphere of influence and the first to see the whole planet Earth from space They would be the first to orbit the Moon, first to set eyes on the far side of the Moon and the first humans to witness the spectacular Earthrise over the lunar landscape The narrative of this account is based on actual astronaut recollections, NASA transcripts of the fascinating continual communications with the astronauts, broadcasts of the main TV networks covering the mission and the thoughts of many expert and laypeople observers There is an extensive list of major sources at the end of the book.

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    1. What if you would have the chance to follow the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon in your Christmas 1968 holiday break through Twitter? Philip Gibson transformed actual astronaut recollections, NASA transcripts of the communications between Mission Control and the Apollo capsule throughout the journey, broadcasts of the main TV networks and pictures shot by the astronauts, as if you just watch your timeline in TweetDeck filtered for #Apollo8. The result is a very readable #Apollo8: Apollo 8 - The Lon [...]

    2. When I was asked by the author Philip Gibson to review this book I had no idea about its unconventional format. I've since learned that #Apollo8 is merely one of a series of e-books called Hashtag Histories. Mr. Gibson also has used this novel format to delve into the fall of Berlin during World War II, the bombing of Tokyo and the Cuban missile crisis. All of the books are based on the assumption that social media existed at the time and individual participants would have "tweeted" various acco [...]

    3. This was an incredible adventure!!! Written in a style that varied from news media moguls like Walter Cronkite the people in charge at Mission Control in Houston TX. the astronauts themselves and some of the public opinions of some outside of the US to the "Flat Earth Society" and even complaints by some atheists because the astronauts chose to read from the book of Genesis while in space.Funny that the atheists who complained of what they perceive as an imaginary Supreme Being did not complain [...]

    4. I’ve been a fan of Philip Gibson’s Hashtag History series since reading the first. He’s hit another homerun, in my view, with #Houston68 – Apollo 8: The Longest Journey. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review.In #Houston68 Gibson takes us inside the Apollo 8 mission during those six tense days in December 1968 when NASA conducted the first manned Lunar mission through the medium of social media, to wit, Twitter. Through a series of ‘live’ tweets, beginning on M [...]

    5. I picked up a free copy of this book from instaFreebie. I really enjoyed reading this! It's a great concept to help bring history alive - and it really works. Despite knowing how things end, the excitement is there and the format holds your interest - the great photos help too!

    6. Minute By Minute AccountThis volume in the Hashtag History series gives a minute by minute account of the Apollo 8 mission told in the form of Tweets written by the people who were involved with the mission and the journalists who covered the mission.

    7. Incredible photography bring this book to life, an account of the Apollo 8 mission, written in the form of social media tweets. Very interesting, very readable, and very enjoyable.

    8. I have mixed feelings about this book.On one hand, I found the telling of Apollo 8's journey absolutely epic. But on the other hand, I think the writing style is a little deceiving. The author claims that the story is told "via modern social media," but just because you created @ usernames doesn't qualify as "social media" in my opinion. It's just:@randomname: *states a fact*@anothername: *states another fact*@yetanothername: oh no!! Will they make it??Social media is called "social" media for a [...]

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