In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969

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U of Nebraska Press, 2007 - Science - 448 pages
8 Reviews
Tells the story of the exciting and challenging years in space flight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. This book explores the inspirations, ambitions, personalities, and experiences of the select few whose driving ambition was to fly to the moon.
  

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Review: In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (A People's History of Space)

User Review  - Dec - Goodreads

An engrossing telling of the Gemini And Apollo space programmes, told through the astronauts who lived through them. This is a fascinating read and will set you off looking for more reading material on space exploration. Highly recommended. Read full review

Review: In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (A People's History of Space)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

This was my second book about the US space program, the first being Gene Cernan's autobiography, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was full of details, both physical and emotional, related to the ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Gemini Raises the Bar
1
2 A Rendezvous in Space
56
3 The Ballet of Weightlessness
90
4 The Risk Stuff
140
5 The Astronaut Enigma
184
6 Starting Over
247
7 Leaving the Good Earth
285
8 A Test Pilots Dream
328
9 The Highest Mountain
367
Epilogue
411
References
413
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About the author (2007)

Francis French is the former director of events for Sally Ride Science, and the current director of education at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Colin Burgess is a former flight service director with Qantas Airways and the author of many books on spaceflight, including Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, available in a Bison Books edition. He is the coauthor with Francis French of Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961–1965 (Nebraska 2007). A NASA astronaut from 1963 to 1971, Walter Cunningham was a crew member on the first manned Apollo flight.

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