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A man on the moon : the voyages of the Apollo astronauts
Chaikin, Andrew
Adult Nonfiction TL789.8.U6A5244 1994

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Chaikin chronicles the historic voyages of the Apollo astronauts, from the program's inception in 1961 to the final mission in December 1972. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Science writer Chaikin spent eight years interviewing dozens of NASA flight controllers, engineers, technicians, and especially all 23 surviving astronauts who flew missions to the moon during the Apollo program. Fleshed out with never-before-published conversations taken from declassified on-board voice recorders, his book provides a vivid account of the first era of manned lunar exploration. Published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the first landing, Chaikin's insightful telling refreshes the oft-repeated stories of these pioneering flights with new details, anecdotes, and reflections that convey what the experience was like for the astronauts. He also shows that, paradoxically for one of the most intensively reported stories of its time, how little we really understood what happened on that July night in 1969. Reminiscent of Charles Murray and Catherine Bly Cox's superb Apollo: The Race to the Moon (LJ 6/15/89), this is a highly recommended purchase for both public and academic libraries. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/94; see also Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton's Moon Shot, LJ 4/15/94.-Ed.]-Thomas J. Frieling, Bainbridge Coll., Ga. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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