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Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings

Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ePub edition)

By Stone, Robert
By Andres, Alan

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Chasing the Moon thoroughly reimagines the race to the moon, upending much of the conventional mythology. With newly revealed stories about the moon race, from its earliest days to the monumental achievement of the lunar landing in 1969, the book features a diverse cast of charac...ters who played key roles in these historic events. Utilising a wealth of previously overlooked and lost archival material, much of which has never before been revealed to the public, the Space Age is recast as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama in this fascinating new book. Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old `mathematics whiz' who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA's Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America's first black astronaut.
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ISBN 9780008307868
Released NZ 31 May 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, ePub edition
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ISBN-13 9780008307868
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 31 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Stone, Robert
By Andres, Alan
Category History Of Science
Astronomy, Space & Time
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 629.454
Weight 560g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade

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