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One Giant Leap

Charles Pappas
# UR5042 Hardcover, 238 pages; 2019
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Memory foam, freeze-dried fruit, DustBusters, cochlear implants, lava lamps, pocket calculators, modems…what do all of these items have in common? They were born thanks to the race to put a man on the moon. In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, One Giant Leap profiles these and fourteen other innovations that either came to be as scientists and engineers learned more about what was required for human life in space, or reflected the general public's enormous appetite for all things space-related during this time. Whether explaining the massive engineering feat that was the Saturn V rocket (which powered the Apollo missions) or recounting how John Glenn single-handedly resurrected the Tang powdered drink brand, Charles Pappas makes an enthusiastic and informative guide on this fascinating historical and scientific journey! (AG)
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