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

Andrew Chaikin



Mathematics & Sciences;
Space science;
Popular astronomy & space


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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 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.

By:   Andrew Chaikin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   772g
ISBN:   9780241363843
ISBN 10:   0241363845
Series:   Penguin Magnum Collection
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 *

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