Jeffrey Kluger is the author of several books including Apollo 13, a science editor and senior writer to more than forty cover stories for the magazine. In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision that the United States would launch the first flight to the moon. Although, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft and the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. After the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space—the moon suddenly seemed within reach.
Jeffrey Kluger is a senior writer at Time Magazine and author of nine books on various topics, such as The Narcissist Next Door, The Sibling Effect; and Lost Moon which is the latter work was the basis for Ron Howard's film Apollo 13. He is also the author of two books for young adults: Nacky Patcher and the Curse of the Dry-Land Boats and Freedom Stone.
The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.Find out more