Book by West Reynolds David
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Featuring a wealth of rare photographs, artwork, and cutaway illustrations, Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972 recaptures the excitement surrounding the world's most renowned space program.
Space expert David West Reynolds takes you on a historical journey through the world's most renowned space program. From the adventurous astronauts to the scientists and engineers who designed and built the state-of-the-art spacecraft, Reynolds covers every aspect of this epic voyage. In this concise, detailed text, he introduces the uninitiated to this thrilling episode in U.S. history while also providing engaging details for the space aficionado. All of the key events and personalities are presented, creating a clear picture of how NASA got to the moon and what happened along the way. Detailed diagrams and maps give the reader an in-depth understanding of the technology that carried the astronauts to the moon and what they accomplished while they were there. In addition, the book includes a foreword by Wally Schirra, the only astronaut to fly in all three of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, and an afterword by Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972 is truly the most comprehensive account of the Apollo program ever written.Contraportada:
"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth."--President John F. Kennedy, May 25, 1961 With those words President Kennedy kicked the U.S. space program into high gear. Project Mercury had already put the first American in space, Alan Shepard, on May 5, 1961, and now the clock was ticking on the most ambitious technological journey in human history. Through the Gemini and Apollo programs, NASA built, step by step, a path to the Moon that won the space race hands down. There were tragedies along the way--the loss of the Apollo 1 crew in a fire during a launch pad test--but the program pressed forward and put a man on the moon on July 20, 1969, just eight years after Kennedy's ambitious pronouncement. "Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963"-1972""brings those exciting years to life with rare photographs and detailed illustrations, demonstrating how this audacious trip was made with technology that, although primitive by contemporary standards, achieved what no nation has done since: landing humans on another world.
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Descripción Zenith Press 2013-05-26, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First. 0760344523. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0760344523ZN
Descripción Zenith Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0760344523. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0760344523ZN
Descripción Zenith Press, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110760344523
Descripción Zenith Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0760344523 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0397374
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