What follows are thrilling accounts of such remarkable experiences as the rush of a liftoff, the heart-stopping touchdown on the moon, the final hurdle of re-entry, competition for a seat on a moon flight, the tragic spacecraft fire, and the search for clues to the origin of the solar system on the slopes of lunar mountains. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The book focuses on the moon missions from Apollo 11 onwards.
I'll definitely give this book another read because, of course, many amazing people were responsible for the wonderful achievements our nation accomplished.
This is a story, but a story based on fact and actual events and Mr Chaikin has told it extremely well.
It has been truthfully said that people are least able to appreciate the history that occurs in their own times. Read morePublished 22 days ago by K. R. Evans
I have not completed reading this, but from the portion I read I can say that this is a very interesting, entertaining, and informative book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard P. Anderson
This is one of the two best books about Apollo. The other, Charles Murray's "Apollo" has the advantage on technical details, especially the design/development, and the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Info Source
Is like being there breathing the space race. For those passionate is a must read, for those curious a way to see things from inside.Published 4 months ago by Hotrao
The single best book I have ever read. Period. The closest thing to a page-turner in a non-fiction book that there is.Published 5 months ago by Manfred
Apparently this book is out of print. This is a library discard, but to me a treasure. I slipped the outside clear cover off and the paper cover with its' beautiful photo was... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Flo
One cannot overstate the importance of Andrew Chaikin's book on the Apollo program. Many years in the making, Chaikin took the time to track down and interview nearly all of the 24... Read morePublished 6 months ago by dj
Fantastic Read about the Apollo program & the highs & lows of getting a human to the moon. worth every centPublished 6 months ago by Ian