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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (June 28, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738535869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738535869
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,204,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joshua Stoff, author of sixteen books on aviation and space history, is the curator of the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island and is a noted space historian. The book includes many never-before-published photographs from the extensive archives of the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Al from Long Island on January 10, 2005
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If you grew up in the 50s or 60s and liked all the space stuff back then (all the different toys, tv news images, magazine articles, etc) then you'll like this book. It has great behind the scenes photos at Grumman and of the people who built the LM. Lots of info that probably no one ever knew unless they were there.

A great gift for someone who worked on the Apollo projects. Also a great history reference for anyone born after those glory days.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gary Milgrom on March 10, 2006
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A terrific book about the 1960's NASA technology used to build and fly the Lunar Module to the moon. This book conveys the pride of the workers and company that built these wonderful and unique vehicles. Great mix of photos and text. I have many space books but still learned new things from this book. Highly recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By barney on July 2, 2006
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This is a must have for the serious space flight history buff. Although light on text, this photographic history is rich in information about the development and preparation of the Lunar Modules produced by Grumman at Bethpage, New York. As a space flight historian, I was surprised that included in this small book were a number of photographs that I had never seen before. For something of this size it packs a great deal of space flight history into a small book. Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 13, 2008
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... and I bought this book hoping that maybe I could find him in one of the photos. I DID! He died when I was young, so I don't know much about his work, but I remember seeing pics of him coming out of the LM and him bringing me home bits of the gold foil they used for the skin. Great book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Phaedra Degreef on January 9, 2007
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Being an 'project Apollo junkie', my great blind spot was the famous LEM.

This book gave me an unseen look behind the scenes of this unique flying apparatus, the only true spaceship man has ever made.

When one looks at these pictures now, one can only be amazed by the engineering beauty of it, and even more by the claustrophobic confinement of its cramped space inside. I just couldn't believe how two grown up persons in full space suit had to exit and enter this tiny cabin by an even more tiny hatch (that even swung inward !).

The only part I missed was some more text, maybe even some anecdotes.

All in all, I love this book, it sits there on my bookshelf and from time to time I like to browse it again and again, a bit in disbelief about the technological marvel of a spaceship with less computer memory than the most tiny pocket calculator you can find today.

A deep bow for the people that designed and built this machine !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. W. Ellwood on March 2, 2008
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This is a good pictorial history of the development of an amazing flying machine. I would have liked more text as the only writing is captions on each photo, some of which have not been well edited. If you want to know more about the technical side of Apollo read 'Apollo' by Charles Murray and Catherine Bly Cox.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charles E. Barber on March 4, 2006
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I liked this book. It had a lot of pictures I've never seen before and went into the places at Grumman that you never see in other places.
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