Destination Moon: The Apollo Missions in the Astronaut's Own Words

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The Apollo space program was the largest technological undertaking of all time, and let to the greatest adventure of the 20th century. Born of the cold war, it was moved forward by the passion of 100,000 workers and $20 billion over ten years.

Over that time, 12 courageous individuals stepped out onto the lunar surface and thus changed the history of humankind, changing us into a space-faring civilization.

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Overview

The Apollo space program was the largest technological undertaking of all time, and let to the greatest adventure of the 20th century. Born of the cold war, it was moved forward by the passion of 100,000 workers and $20 billion over ten years.

Over that time, 12 courageous individuals stepped out onto the lunar surface and thus changed the history of humankind, changing us into a space-faring civilization.

And then, it was gone. Three years, 9 missions, six men on the surface of the moon. They explored, they experimented, and they came home.

Here in one volume are the transcripted voices of the partipants, with expert commentary and retrospective reminiscences, explained and put into context. From the triumphs of Neil Armstrong to Buzz Aldrin, to the near disaster of Apollo 13 ("Houston, we've got a problem"), it's all here — the science, the adventure, the glory, the letdown. One of the great stories of humankind's reaching for the stars.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780060873493
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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Rod Pyle is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and college professor. He has written for numerous science and science fiction magazines. He lives in Pasadena, California.

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Table of Contents

The first voyage : preparing to go 10
Close enough to touch : March 1969 : in earth orbit 32
Apollo 11 - footprints : July 20, 1969 : the moon 42
Apollo 12 - the lighter side of space : November 1969 : Oceanus Procellarum 68
Apollo 13 - stranded : 55:54:02 mission elapsed time 200,000 miles (321,800 kilometers) from earth 84
Apollo 14 - explooring on foot : January 1971 : Kennedy Space Center 106
Apollo 15 - the genesis rock : July 1971 : Hadley Rille 122
Apollo 16 - the lunar grand prix : April 1972 : the Descartes highlands 138
Apollo 17 - the lone scientist : December 1972 : Taurus-Littrow 154
The final word : present day : earth 176
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