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By David West Reynolds

ISBN-10: 0760344523

ISBN-13: 9780760344521

Space professional David West Reynolds takes you on a historic trip throughout the world’s most famous area program.

Featuring a wealth of infrequent photos, art, and cutaway illustrations, Apollo recaptures the thrill of the USA’s trip to the moon. From the adventurous astronauts to the scientists and engineers who designed and equipped the cutting-edge spacecraft, Reynolds covers each point of this epic voyage. via concise description, he introduces the uninitiated to this exciting episode in U.S. historical past whereas additionally offering enticing info for the distance aficionado. the entire key occasions and personalities are awarded, making a transparent photo of the way we bought to the moon and what occurred alongside the way in which. The specified and meticulously classified diagrams and maps provide the reader an in-depth knowing of the expertise that carried the astronauts to the moon and what they comprehensive whereas they have been there. additionally, the booklet contains a foreword by way of Wally Schirra, the one astronaut to fly in all 3 of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo courses, and an afterword through Gene Cernan, the final guy to stroll at the moon. Apollo: The Epic trip to the Moon, 1963-1972 is really the main accomplished account of the Apollo software ever written.

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