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First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience
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Rod Pyle Buzz Aldrin
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First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience

Rod Pyle Buzz Aldrin


9781454931973

Sterling


Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular astronomy & space


Paperback

208 pages

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In honour of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission, this lavishly illustrated book - featuring stunning images and previously unpublished documents - tells the incredible story of the first men on the moon. Acclaimed science author Rod Pyle (Missions to the Moon) returns with a beautiful and insightful book commemorating the Apollo 11 mission.

First to the Moon tells the incredible story of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins with compelling firsthand accounts and a strong, suspenseful narrative. Pyle spent years combing NASA archives and private collections for memorabilia from the mission, including previously unpublished materials. With everything from accessible explanations of technical problems to reproductions of the original 1969 documents, this gorgeously designed volume fully immerses the reader in the Space Age.

By:   Rod Pyle
Foreword by:   Buzz Aldrin
Imprint:   Sterling
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 232mm, 
ISBN:   9781454931973
ISBN 10:   1454931973
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rod Pyle is a prolific science writer and historian who has written extensively on the US space program, including several Sterling titles (Missions to the Moon, 2009; Blueprint for a Battlestar, 2016). He works as a writer for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is a frequent speaker at science and technology conferences. He has researched the Apollo landing extensively, and has created an experiential learning program based on the leadership and management of the Apollo project for the Johnson Space Center. Pyle has written and produced numerous science documentaries, including Modern Marvels: Apollo 11, for the History Channel. He has made numerous media appearances, including for PBS, NPR, and the Washington Post, and is a frequent contributor to Space.com, LiveScience, NBC News Online, Yahoo News, the Huffington Post, and more. Pyle is the senior editor for Ad Astra, a publication of the National Space Society. The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, nonpartisan, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space, NSS has chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space, and organizes the annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) and Space Settlement Summit (SSS). See more at space.nss.org.


Packed with archival images and documents, some of them previously unpublished, this book includes a foreword by Buzz Aldrin. It's . . . gift-appropriate . . . and covers the mission from start to finish. Pyle has written several books on space exploration and is also the author of The Apollo Missions (Carlton, Sept.), which annotates first-person accounts from astronauts across the Apollo program. --Publishers Weekly

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