A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when two Americans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, walked on the moon. Now the greatest event of the twentieth century is magnificently retold through the eyes and ears of the people who were there. Based on the interviews with twenty-three moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, journalist Andrew Chaikin conveys every aspect of the missions with breathtaking immediacy: from the rush of liftoff, to the heart-stopping lunar touchdown, to the final hurdle of reentry.
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Doors opened and out came Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Gordo Cooper, Deke
Slayton, Jim Lovell, and Pete Conrad. The men laughed as they locked up and
headed for their offices. Deke Slayton, clenching the stub of a cigar in his teeth, ...
It was no exaggeration to say that the high point of Dick Gordon's life were the
three days he and Pete Conrad spent in orbit on Gemini 11. Even before launch,
they had earned a reputation as the cockiest, not to mention the most fun-loving,
With that in mind, Schmitt and other geologists — including a friend from his days
at Flagstaff, Gordon Swann — eagerly began training Pete Conrad and Alan
Bean for Apollo 12. By the time they left earth, Conrad and Bean were excellent ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - renbedell - LibraryThing
A great in-depth look at the Apollo program and the many adventurous and talented astronauts. I like that the book is not just a history overview of the events, but also goes into detail about the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Omnigeek - LibraryThing
Chaikin's seminal work on the Apollo program was the basis for Tom Hanks' "From the Earth to the Moon" but it's so much more. Smoothly written, the book gives us insights that Hanks wasn't able to fit ... Read full review