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Shoot for the Moon

The Space Race and the Voyage of Apollo 11

Publication Date15th July 2019

Book FormatPaperback

pages488

Illustrations50

Height234

Width156

The Apollo 11 mission and lunar-landing is one of the most iconic moments in history, and a landmark of technological and social achievement throughout the world. Bestselling author James Donovan brings to life the epic story and the astronauts, flight controllers, and engineers who made it happen.
RRP: £20.00 Online Price £18.00
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ISBN
9781445699073

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission made history, this book tells the epic story of the astronauts, flight controllers and engineers who made it happen.


On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, a moment ingrained in modern memory. Perhaps the world's greatest technological achievement - and a triumph of spirit and ingenuity - the Apollo 11 mission and the Apollo program was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the Space Race with the Soviets.


Seen through the eyes of those who lived it, Shoot for The Moon reveals the dangers, the challenges and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that made it possible. Both sweeping and intimate, and based on exhaustive research and dozens of fresh interviews, this is the definitive - and thrilling - account of one of humankind's most extraordinary feats of exploration.

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