Missions to the Moon

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Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated, Jul 7, 2009 - Science - 63 pages
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Missions to the Moon traces our quest to explore this final frontier, starting with the deadly development of German V1s and V2s in the Second World War, through the pioneering adventures of the Apollo moon-landing program, and culminating in the future of lunar exploration with the recent missions by China, Japan, and Europe.

Through 150 stunning photographs and 20 beautifully recreated rare facsimile documents that almost make you feel like part of the crew, we witness the lethal Apollo 1 fire; celebrate the success of Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to orbit a celestial body; marvel at Apollo 11 and the first man to land on the moon; and share the dangers endured by the astronauts aboard the ill-fated Apollo 13.

These are events the whole word watched in rapt attention. Now everyone can relive the experience or enjoy it for the first time.

The historic facsimile documents include:

* Werner von Braun’s 1964 design for a space station

* A 1969 issue of the USSR newspaper Pravda, celebrating the success of Soyuz 4 and 5

* The official NASA photograph of the Apollo 7 flight crew

* The mission report from Apollo 11, as well as the descent map

* The Apollo 13 flight log

* A memo outlining future plans for Apollos 18, 19, and 20 before they were cancelled

* And more!


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