In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (BOK)
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"In the Shadow of the Moon" tells the story of the most exciting and challenging years in space flight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. While describing awe-inspiring technical achievements, the authors go beyond the missions and the competition of the space race to focus on the people who made it all possible. Their book explores the inspirations, ambitions, personalities, and experiences of the select few whose driving ambition was to fly to the moon. Drawing on interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts, their families, technicians, and scientists, as well as rarely seen Soviet and American government documents, the authors craft a remarkable story of the golden age of space flight as both an intimate human experience and a rollicking global adventure. From the Gemini flights to the Soyuz space program to the earliest Apollo missions, including the legendary first moon landing, their book draws a richly detailed picture of the space race as an endeavour equally endowed with personal meaning and political significance.
|Utgitt||2007||Forfatter||Colin Burgess, Francis French|
Combined Academic Publishers
|Antall sider||448||Dimensjoner||15,8cm x 23,2cm x 3,5cm|
|Vekt||812 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Andre medvirkende||Walter R. Cunningham||Emner og form||Space science|