Man on the Moon The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

ISBN-10: 014311235X
ISBN-13: 9780143112358
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with twenty-three of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moonconveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

Andrew Chaikin is a space historian and Executive Editor of Space.com. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Andrew Chaikinhas been writing about space exploration for more than 25 years. He is a commentator for National Public Radios Morning Edition, and served as a consultant on the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, which was based in part on this book.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue
"Fire in the Cockpit!"
The Office
First Around the Moon (Apollo 8)
The Decision
A Hole in the Stars
"In the Beginning..."
"It's All Over but the Shouting"
"Before This Decade Is Out"
The Parlay
"We Is Down Among 'Em!"
Down to the Wire
The First Lunar Landing (Apollo 11)
The Eagle Has Landed
Magnificent Desolation
"Before This Decade Is Out"
Sailors on the Ocean of Storms (Apollo 12)
The Education of Alan Bean
Shore Leave
In the Belly of the Snowman
The Crown of an Astronaut's Career (Apollo 13)
A Change of Fortune
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
The Chill of Space
The Story of a Full-up Mission (Apollo 14)
Big Al Flies Again
To the Promised Land
Solo
The Climb
The Scientist
A Fire to Be Lighted
To the Mountains of the Moon (Apollo 15)
"Exploration at Its Greatest"
High Point
The Spirit of Galileo
The Final Selection
The Unexpected Moon (Apollo 16)
Luna Incognita
"You Just Bit Off More Than You Can Chew"
"...Or Wherever Geologists Go"
The Last Men on the Moon (Apollo 17)
Sunrise at Midnight
Apollo at the Limit
Witnesses to the Earthrise
Epilogue: The Audiences of the Moon
Afterword: A People Without Limits
Astronaut Biographical Information
Persons Interviewed
Apollo Mission Data
Bibliography
Author's Notes
Index

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