A Man on the Moon

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Publisher's Synopsis


This is the definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme.

When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their 'giant leap for mankind' across a ghostly lunar landscape, they were watched by some 600 million people on Earth 240,000 miles away.

Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the astronauts and mission personnel, this is the story of the twentieth century's greatest human achievement, minute-by-minute, through the eyes of those who were there.

From the tragedy of the fire in Apollo 1 during a simulated launch, Apollo 8's bold pioneering flight around the moon, through to the euphoria of the first moonwalk, and to the discoveries made by the first scientist on the moon aboard Apollo 17, this book covers it all.

'An extraordinary book . . . Space, with its limitless boundaries, has the power to inspire, to change lives, to make the impossible happen. Chaikin's superb book demonstrates how' Sunday Times

'A superb account . . . Apollo may be the only achievement by which our age is remembered a thousand years from now'
Arthur C. Clarke

'The authoritative masterpiece'
Los Angeles Times

Book information

ISBN: 9780241363157
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 629.4540973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xviii, 670 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 484g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 31mm