Book cover of Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kursonby Robert Kurson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind’s historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers.

“Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic detail and immediacy.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and Artemis

By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the Moon—in just four months. And it would all happen at Christmas.

Interview with the Author

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Apollo 8 w/ Robert Kurson
5/7/18           74 min

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#426: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8
7/26/18           60 min

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Ep. 643: Robert Kurson Interview
3/22/18            50 min

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First Draft – Robert Kurson
4/16/18        36 min

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254: Robert Kurson – How To Be A Master Storyteller: Rocket Men, The Most Daring Mission in NASA History
4/22/18          53 min

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