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A Man On The Moon
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A Man On The Moon

A decade in the making, this book is based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with each of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who contributed their brain power, training and teamwork on Earth. In his preface Chaikin writes, "We touched the face of another world and became a people without limits." 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.
Basis for the HBO series "From The Earth To The Moon"
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Exploring The Moon
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Exploring The Moon: The Apollo Expeditions

Exploring The Moon is a travelog; it follows the Apollo astronauts as they practiced 'lunar field geology'. Accordingly, the three 'J'-missions which each spent three days on the Moon, are prominently covered. The text draws upon the transcripts (as listed in the 'Apollo Lunar Surface Journal') and is illustrated 'in context' with the Hasselblad pictures shot at that time and location. In addition, rarely-seen panoramas were assembled especially for this book.
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Moon Missions
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Moon Missions

What is possibly mankind's greatest engineering achievement is told in language accessible to everyday folk and technophiles alike. MOON MISSIONS addresses five basic questions: 1) Why did we go to the Moon? 2) How did we get there? 3) What did we find there? 4) Was it worth the cost? 5) Should we go back? Apollo 17 Astronaut-Geologist Harrison Schmitt provides some of the answers in his thought-provoking Foreword, and in Parts 2 and 3.
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Chariots For Apollo
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Chariots For Apollo

For eight frantic years the engineers would design and redesign, the scientists would argue, and brave men would trust their lives to virtually untested machinery. This dramatic chronicle of the race to the moon takes us behind the scenes of this awesome quest, into the minds of the people whose lives were devoted to it and changed by it, and through the missions themselves-including the tragedy of Apollo 13. A riveting portrait of ingenuity, determination, and raw human courage, Chariots for Apollo is the powerful story of how one society came together to reach its goal - a quarter of a million miles away.
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To The Moon
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To The Moon - VIDEO (Documentary - Nova)

This engaging two-hour documentary from NOVA detailing America's space program was produced for the 30th anniversary of the first moon shots. While no 120-minute film can tell all the stories of the space program, To the Moon is more comprehensive than other similar videos. The film details the method that Americans used to reach the moon: lunar orbit rendezvous (one ship circles the moon while another lands). This concept wasn't even on the drawing board at NASA, and the video chronicles the struggle of engineers and astronauts to work out a solution. The space footage focuses on Gemini missions that rehearsed rendezvous in space and the most extravagant Apollo missions (numbers 8, 11, 13, 15, and 17). The film reunites several astronauts for fresh perspectives on the importance of the program, including the knowledge gained about the geology of the moon.
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