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A Man on the Moon

The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

Andrew Chaikin

Experience the incredible journey of the first humans to step foot on the moon. This book takes you back to July 20, 1969 and retells the historic event through the eyes and ears of the people who lived it. Andrew Chaikin's interviews with 23 moon voyagers provide breathtaking detail of every aspect of the missions, from the rush of liftoff to the heartstopping touchdown to the final hurdle of reentry. Relive one of the greatest moments of the twentieth century in this stunningly told tale.
Publish Date
first published in 1994
Goodreads Rating
Walking on the moon is probably the coolest thing humans have ever done. The hardest, boldest, riskiest, thing ever attempted by anyone – I don’t think that’s an exaggeration. There are surprisingly few books that describe what it was like for the astronauts, most of whom assumed they’d die on these missions. This is the best one I’ve found.      source