Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975

Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803226654
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight Series
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 757,218
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author


Colin Burgess is the coauthor of Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon; Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961–1965; and In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965–1969, all available from the University of Nebraska Press. Richard F. Gordon was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963. He completed two space flights, as pilot and spacewalker on the Gemini 11 mission and as command module pilot for Apollo 12.
 
Contributors: Philip Baker, Geoffrey Bowman, Colin Burgess, Stephen Cass, Melvin Croft, Rick Houston, Robert Pearlman, Dominic Phelan, Simon A. Vaughan, and John Youskauskas.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Rice University Address by President John F. Kennedy

Prologue: Realization of a Dream of Ages

      Colin Burgess

1. The Whole World Was Watching

      Rick Houston

2. The Eagle and the Bear

      Dominic Phelan

3. Rendezvous on the Ocean of Storms

      John Youskauskas

4. Apollo 13, We Have a Solution

      Stephen Cass

5. Altered Directions

      Colin Burgess

6. Science, and a Little Golf

      Philip Baker

7. A Whole New Focus

      Colin Burgess

8. On a Roll at Hadley

      Geoffrey Bowman

9. Worth the Wait

      Simon A. Vaughan

10. One More Time

      Melvin Croft

11. Beyond the Moon

      Colin Burgess

12. The Last Apollo

      Geoffrey Bowman

Epilogue: Souvenirs of Small Steps

      Robert Pearlman

Appendix: Apollo-Saturn Missions

References

Contributors

Index
 
List of Contributors
Philip Baker
Geoffrey Bowman
Colin Burgess
Stephen Cass
Melvin Croft
Rick Houston
Robert Pearlman
Dominic Phelan
Simon A. Vaughan
John Youskauskas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
VisibleGhost on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The follow-up to In the Shadow of the Moon. Instead of a co-authored book by Francis French and Colin Burgess, this one is more of an anthology with several writers. It is a step down in quality from Shadow. Some chapters were fairly pedestrian but others did manage to unearth some obscure factoids. Footprints covers Apollo 12 through Apollo 17 and touches on the Skylab flights which were boosted into orbit with the leftover Apollo equipment.