In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (BOK)

Colin Burgess, Francis French

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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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Colin Burgess, Francis French
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780803211285
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