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Moonshot: The Inside Story of Mankind's Greatest Adventure Paperback – International Edition, June 8, 2009

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"Readers in a quest of a gripping and thoughtful paperback account should set their coordinates for Dan Parry's Moonshot, which is far better written that your average "accompanying the major television factual-drama" book." Daily Telegraph

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Dan Parry is a former BBC journalist and now Head of Research at Dangerous Films. He is the author of D-Day and Blackbeard.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (June 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091928370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091928377
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,335,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I thought this book was excellent - informative and concise, brilliantly written and generally a great read.

I was surprised to discover how little I actually knew about the moon landing before reading Moonshot, but through the events detailed and the descriptions of the different personalities involved, I now feel well-educated! Definitely a book worth buying.
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A look at both the science, political science, and social science of the race to the moon. I enjoyed this very much.
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Ah, now this was an interesting book. It contained much of the stuff I hungered for even as a kid, like explanations of the radio calls made as the first lander approached the moon. It even explained that funny beeping sound you heard before all of Nasa's transmissions. Whenever I hear that sound, it takes me all the way back to 1969-72 in a flash. I was about 7 years old. It has been awhile since I read the book, so I can't provide the details I would like, but I can tell you this... I read it twice. It was recommended by the guide during a guided tour at Cape Canaveral or Kennedy or whatever that place is at the moment.
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Moonshot will show you the behind-the-curtains of the travel to moon. It's well written and inspiring. Attending the technical details or the human history, you will find interesting data and anecdotes of the most surprising travel of all time.

Kennedy proposed the USSR to make the trip togheter, becuse he was trilled of the high expenses. But he did in a speech the day before he was killed, so it never become reality. The main on-board computer had 32Kb memory, but it was enought to compute their position and trajectroy, even if the commander must take their actual relative position... blocking one eye and using a sextant in the other, like any XVI Century marine and using apparent still stars as referene... This kind of data will jump from page to page.

Interesting reading, highly recommended.
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