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Moondust : in search of the men who fell to Earth

Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: New York : Fourth Estate, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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The Apollo Moon landings have been called the last optimistic act of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys, and all were indelibly marked by it. Journalist Smith reveals the stories of the nine still living men caught between the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Earth's collective dreaming: we relive the flashbulbs, the first shocking glimpse of Earth from space, the sense  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Smith
ISBN: 0007155417 9780007155415
OCLC Number: 58720734
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Bloomsbury, 2005.
Description: 372 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Dreaming of a moonage --
The hologram man --
Then there's Buzz Aldrin! (he can go to the moon, but he can't make coffee) --
The life of Neil --
Paint the dust red --
The quiet stuff --
Luna meets her match --
Sons and lunar modules --
Flight.
Responsibility: Andrew Smith.
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The Apollo Moon landings have been called the last optimistic act of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys, and all were indelibly marked by it. Journalist Smith reveals the stories of the nine still living men caught between the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Earth's collective dreaming: we relive the flashbulbs, the first shocking glimpse of Earth from space, the sense of euphoria and awe. This was the first global media event, and the astronauts were its superstars. They had been schooled by NASA for deep space but were completely unprepared for fame. Marriages crumbled under the strain. The wild and happy sixties gave way to the cynicism and self-doubt of the seventies, and the Moonwalkers faced their greatest challenge: how to find meaning in life when the biggest adventure you could possibly have was a memory.--From publisher description.

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