Apollo 11

The Moon Landing in Real Time

Ian Passingham

Half a century has passed since arguably the greatest feat of the twentieth century: when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon.
Date Published :
April 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
50 color and black and white illustrations
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526748560

Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 280
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$42.95
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526757616

Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 288
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$24.95
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Overview
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Half a century has passed since arguably the greatest feat of the twentieth century: when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11: The Moon Landing In Real Time brings the mission back to life as never before in a thrilling day-by-day account, exploring everything from the historic flight itself to how the $24 billion space program divided a nation.

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.

About The Author
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Ian Passingham has worked for the last 25 years as a national newspaper staff journalist after starting his career in the local press in Essex as a reporter, news editor and sports editor. His previous book, 66: The World Cup In Real Time, was published in 2016.

REVIEWS
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"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

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