The Moon Landing in Real Time
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
288 Pages, 6 x 9.25 in, 20 black and white illustrations
- April 2020
- In Stock
Journey back in time and feel the excitement build in the days before launch and then experience the tension of the dramatic lunar landing and the relief of the crew’s safe return to Earth. This engaging account mixes easily understandable explanations of the groundbreaking technology behind Apollo 11 with entertainment, excitement and humor in equal measure. Set against a backdrop of the Cold War, race riots and Vietnam, the mission polarized opinion worldwide.
Alongside these issues, read long-forgotten tales including how a Chilean lawyer claimed he was the legal owner of the moon, thousands of people signed up for proposed commercial moon flights, Hilton revealed plans for a lunar hotel, ‘flat Earth’ believers claimed the mission was a hoax and some scientists feared the astronauts would bring back deadly germs from space which would devastate mankind.
"The book’s value to historians is limited because
individual stories aren’t tied to their sources, but for anyone
who was alive at the time and wants to be reminded
of the now-forgotten stories surrounding this historic
flight, this book is a most enjoyable read" ~Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly