A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

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Penguin, Aug 28, 2007 - History - 720 pages
"The authoritative masterpiece" (L. A. Times) on the Apollo space program and NASA's journey to the moon

This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with twenty-three of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

A Man on the Moon is also the basis for the acclaimed miniseries produced by Tom Hanks, From the Earth to the Moon, now airing and streaming again on HBO in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
 

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Based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with each of the moon voyagers, as well as those working behind the scenes, “A Man on the Moon” speaks to every aspect of the missions undertaken ... Read full review

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One of the best histories ever written on the Apollo program and what it took to put a man on the moon in man's first explorations of another world. This book is the main basis for HBO's fabulous mini ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
Fire in the Cockpit
11
The Office
27
First Around the Moon Apollo 8
56
Before This Decade Is Out
135
The First Lunar Landing Apollo 11
184
Sailors on the Ocean of Storms Apollo 12
231
The Crown of an Astronauts Career
285
A Fire to Be Lighted
398
To the Mountains of the Moon Apollo 15
411
The Unexpected Moon Apollo 16
452
The Last Men on the Moon Apollo 17
495
The Audiences of the Moon
553
A People Without Limits
587
APPENDIX
610
INDEX
663

The Story of a Fullup Mission Apollo 14
337
The Scientist
383

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About the author (2007)

Andrew Chaikin is the author of the acclaimed A Man on the Moon and several other books about space. He is a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition and had appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, Fresh Air, and Talk of the Nation.

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