In the shadow of the moon : a challenging journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 / Francis French and Colin Burgess ; with a foreword by Walter Cunningham.
By: French, Francis.
Contributor(s): Burgess, Colin.Material type: TextSeries: Outward odyssey: Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007Description: xix, 425 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780803211285 (cloth : alk. paper); 0803211287 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780803229792 (pbk.); 0803229798 (pbk.).Subject(s): Project Apollo (U.S.) | Space flight to the moon | Astronautics -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Space race -- HistoryDDC classification: 629.45/4
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -425).
This book tells the story of the most exciting and challenging years in spaceflight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. Drawing on interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts, their families, technicians, and scientists, as well as rarely seen Soviet and American government documents, the authors craft a story of the golden age of spaceflight as both an intimate human experience and a global adventure.--[book cover]
List of illustrations -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Gemini raises the bar -- 2. A rendezvous in space -- 3. The ballet of weightlessness -- 4. The risk stuff -- 5. The astronaut enigma -- 6. Starting over -- 7. Leaving the good earth -- 8. A test pilot's dream -- 9. The highest mountain -- Epilogue -- References.