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Footprints in the dust : the epic voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TL789.8.U6 A53334 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  TL789.8.U6 A53334 2010
 
 
Summary
Following the fortieth anniversary of Apollo 11 , as NASA prepares to return astronauts to the moon, Footprints in the Dust offers a thorough, engrossing, and multifaceted account of the Apollo missions. The flight of Apollo 11 was a triumph of human endeavor, persistence, and technology, one of the greatest achievements in human history. This book begins with the mission that sent Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin to the moon, then follows American spaceflight through the harrowing rescue of Apollo 13 before moving on to the successful joint Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with key figures in the space program, the authors convey the human drama and chart the technological marvels that went into the Apollo missions. They also put the accomplishments of American spaceflight into historical context, examining the competitive space race with the Soviet Union, the roles of politics and personality in launching the mission, and the consequences, practical and profound, of this giant leap for mankind. Purchase the audio edition.
Additional Information
Series Outward odyssey.
Subjects Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History.
Space flight to the moon -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher Lincoln :University of Nebraska Press,2010
Contributors Burgess, Colin, 1947-
Language English
Description xxxiv, 480 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780803226654 (cloth : alk. paper)
0803226659 (cloth : alk. paper)
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