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A Man on the Moon : Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts - Andrew Chaikin

A Man on the Moon

Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

Paperback Published: 18th June 2019
ISBN: 9780241363157
Number Of Pages: 704

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The definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme - celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

'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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“ Impressive and illuminating ”
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ISBN: 9780241363157
ISBN-10: 0241363152
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 18th June 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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