T-Minus: The Race to the Moon
Question:What happens when you take two global superpowers, dozens of daring pilots, thousands of engineers and scientists, and then point them at the night sky and say "Go!"
Answer:A SPACE RACE!
The whole world Followed the countdown to sending the first men to the moon. T-Minus: The Race to the Moon is the story of the people who made it happen, both in the rockets and beh
It's obvious that a lot of research and love went into this book. There's some very detailed information here, and the writing is very enthusiastic. But it does seem to skip around quite a bit. I knew enough already to be able to follow it, but it might be confusing for somebody whose knowledge of spac ...more
The story told here begin in the 1957 as both countries are making early attempts to successfully launch a rocket into space. There were a lot more unsuccessful trials than either would have liked, but eventually first Russia with Sputnik progressing to July 20, 1969 when ...more
Did you know Valentina Tereshkova the first woman on space was there because she weighed lesser and the module needed a specific weight? If any of you thought wow, they ...more
I really enjoyed this graphic novel. Covered quite a bit in an entertaining way.
The scientists that are often not acknowledged as greatly as the astronauts are brought more to the forefront.
Colour illustrations would have made a great visual impact but the black and white illustrations are forgivable. It reminded me that back in the day, when the race to the moon was in it's later stages, all we had was black and white TV. Not t ...more
No, actually, even before, as it flashes back to ...more
This is very comprehensive but not too harsh on the layman- only because of the jargon glossary and constantly acronymble panel-footnotes!
Reading this in one sitting is not recommended, my eyes burn and I'm exhausted, but it's hard to stop the clock that is counting down page-by-page. ...more
The early space race was really a chase, with the United States trailing its superpower rival – the Soviet Union. The Soviets took a strong lead by tossing Sputnik 1 into Earth orbit in 1957 and smacking the moon in the face with the Luna 2 probe in 1959. ...more
The book T-Minus by, Jim Ottaviani is about the space race which is about the US and the USSR space programs trying to get to the moon before the other. There's no main character in the book. It shows on the side of each page rocket ships that each side used and how long they were in space. It starts near the end of WW2, with a Russian man who was put in gulag for treason for using pure oxygen as fuel.
A Lot of astronauts die from either blowing up or no o2. There is no mai ...more
The book is well researched and has lot of facts in a small space. I ...more
It's informative, but I am personally drawn towards more personal/personable graphic novels. ...more