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Chasing the Moon: an epic rivalry, a monumental challenge, the race to be the first

Chasing the Moon: an epic rivalry, a monumental challenge, the race to be the first

Stone, Robert, 1958- author; Andres, Alan, author

In a world divided by the ideological struggles of the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, more than one-fifth of the people on the planet paused to watch the live transmission of the Apollo 11 mission. To watch as humanity took a giant leap forward. Based on eyewitness accounts and archival material, this work reveals the unknown stories of the individuals who made the Moon landing a possibility, from inspirational science fiction writer Arthur C. Clark and controversial engineer Wernher von Braun, to pioneers like mathematician Poppy Northcutt and astronaut Edward Dwight. It vividly revisits the dawn of the Space Age, a heady time of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. This is a companion book to the landmark documentary series on BBC TV

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: William Collins, 2019
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  • Central – Earliest copy due back 12th September

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    C195290060 629.454 Adult Non Fiction Due back 12th September


Statement of responsibility: Robert Stone and Alan Andres
ISBN: 0008307873, 9780008307875
Note: TV tie-in.
Physical Description: xiii, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Subject: Space race.; Space flight to the moon History.; Transport.; Astronautics and state United States History.