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A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

Through the windows of the slowly turning spacecraft they looked out at the place where the sun had once been, and there was the moon- a huge, magnificent sphere bathed in the eerie blue light of earthshine, each crater rendered in ghostly detail.'The race to the moon was won spe... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241363157
Barcode 9780241363157
Published 18 June 2019 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Chaikin, Andrew
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ISBN-13 9780241363157
ISBN-10 0241363152
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 18 June 2019
International Publication Date 13 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Chaikin, Andrew
Category Aerospace & Air Transport Industries
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Space Science
Number of Pages 704
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 481g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Space flight to the moon, Astronauts - United States
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 629.4540973
Catalogue Code 986314

Description of this Book

Through the windows of the slowly turning spacecraft they looked out at the place where the sun had once been, and there was the moon- a huge, magnificent sphere bathed in the eerie blue light of earthshine, each crater rendered in ghostly detail.'The race to the moon was won spectacularly by Apollo 11 on 20 July 1969. When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their 'giant step' across a ghostly lunar landscape, they were watched by some 600 million people on Earth 250,000 miles away. A Man on the Moon is the definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme- from the tragedy of the fire in Apollo 1 during a simulated launch, through the euphoria of the first moonwalk, to the discoveries made by the first scientist in space aboard Apollo 17. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the astronauts and team, this is the story of the twentieth century's greatest human achievement, minute-by-minute, in the words of those who were there.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Impressive and illuminating -- Tom Hanks A superb account . . . Apollo may be the only achievement by which our age is remembered a thousand years from now -- Arthur C. Clarke An extraordinary book . . . Space, with its limitless boundaries, has the power to inspire, to change lives, to make the impossible happen. Chaikin's superb book demonstrates how * Sunday Times *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Born in 1956, Andrew Chaikin grew up in Great Neck, New York, with a fascination for the heavens and space exploration. While studying geology at Brown University he participated in the Viking mission to Mars at the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In addition to his work as a space historian and science journalist, Chaikin has taught extensively at NASA. He lives in Vermont. Info about Chaikin's other books can be found on his website, www.andrewchaikin.com.

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