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Apollo 8 Presentation and Book Signing with Author Jeffrey Kluger

Jun 08, 2017 02:00 PM Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

As the science editor of Time magazine for over two decades, Jeffrey Kluger is eminently qualified to write books about Project Apollo missions, NASA’s moon landing program that resulted in the successful touchdown on the lunar surface in 1969. Kluger’s classic space book, Apollo 13, was the basis for the popular movie of the same name starring actor Tom Hanks as Apollo 13 mission commander, astronaut Jim Lovell. In Kluger’s latest book, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon, he explores the first Apollo mission with astronauts to orbit the moon. At the Astronaut Encounter Theater, Kluger’s presentation on Apollo 8 will thrill space enthusiasts of all ages with details about sending the Saturn V rocket to the moon with astronauts aboard.

Later, join us for a book signing by Jeffrey Kluger on the ground floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis, directly beneath the orbiter! Have your copies of his latest book, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon and his classic, Apollo 13, autographed by the author during this exclusive opportunity!

Don’t have copies of these books? Houston, we don’t have a problem, because you can purchase copies at the book signing!

About the Book

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon is written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction. Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over, after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first Earthrise and the first re-entry through Earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space, the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.

Signing Guidelines

  • The author will not sign any memorabilia, photos, space related items, other books written or not written by him.
  • He will sign a short personalization with his autograph.

Photos are allowed while he is signing, but no posed pictures are permitted, including photos behind the signing table.

Apollo 8

Apollo 8 Presentation and Book Signing with Author Jeffrey Kluger