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
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
No, actually, even before, as it flashes back to ...more
The book is well researched and has lot of facts in a small space. I ...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.
It's informative, but I am personally drawn towards more personal/personable graphic novels.
I guess I'm in a Space Race kind of mood, because I just finished Jim Ottaviani's T-MINUS: THE RACE TO THE MOON. The graphic novel-format book has art by Zander and Kevin Cannon, and is a good example of Ottaviani at his best. Where THE RIGHT STUFF focused on the astronauts, T-MINUS is more about the scientists--th ...more
Plot: The author takes the historical timelines of both the USSR and the USA's progress toward a moon landing and lays them out side by side. What a great idea! Too often American audiences are not given both sides of the space race. Sure, we got to the moon first, but the Soviets had ...more
Comments: This is a perfect example of ...more
The book starts with a big dilemma because the Russians struck first by putting Sputnik into space. The book opens up with a dramatic start wh ...more
I didn't ever think I would say this, but I believe this graphic novel suffers from being too authentic. The authors included much of the actual dialogue from transcripts of various flights and the NASA code-talk gets to be a bit overwhelming (and in the end, not really all that helpful for telling the story). Even though the glossa ...more
Pros: Despite incredibly simplistic style, I could tell who most of the characters were without needing introductions. Neil? Al? Yuri? Con? The artist clearly wasn't very comfortable drawing full body shots...
Duel Soviet/American timelines were refreshing.