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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 (Paperback)

By Chaikin, Andrew

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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...ctacularly 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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ISBN 9780241363157
Released NZ 18 Jun 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241363157
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 18 Jun 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
Dewey Code 629.4540973
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