The odyssey continues

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Time-Life Books, Jan 1, 1999 - Moon - 256 pages
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A photographic history of the Apollo lunar missions as recalled by the astronauts who took part in the historic achievement. Volume two covers the Apollo 12, 13, and 14 missions.

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

Being a space junkie I loved the HBO series, From Earth to the Moon about the Apollo Program that took American astronauts to the moon. I noted that the series was based primarily on this book by ... Read full review

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Honestly, I don't know how I came to be so enthralled by the space program. Coming across my copy of Man on the Moon reminded me of this enthrallment and I settled in for quite the adventure. Andrew ... Read full review

Contents

Sailors on the Ocean of Storms Apollo 12
13
The Crown of an Astronaut s Career Apollo 13
94
The Story of a FullUp Mission Apollo 14
173
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About the author (1999)

Andrew Chaikin was born in 1956. At the age of nine, he became interested in outerspace and the moon when Ed White walked in space on Gemini 4. While studying geology at Brown University, Chaikin worked as an intern at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Upon graduation, he began his writing career, and eventually became an editor at Sky and Telescope magazine in the Boston area. Chaikin has written numerous articles for magazines, including Science Digest, Popular Science, and World Book. Coauthor of the book The New Solar System, the bible for planetary scientists and space artists, Chaikin's biggest accomplishment as a writer is his book A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts. Chaikin spent eight years researching and writing the book, which chronicles the adventures of the astronauts who participated in the Apollo missions. The classic book became the basis for the HBO 12-hour miniseries, "From the Earth to the Moon," which was produced by Apollo 13 actor Tom Hanks. Chaikin served as a consultant on the miniseries, and even had a small cameo in one of the episodes. Chaikin, also a skilled artist, enjoys playing the guitar.

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