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- DescriptionWhen Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the surface of the Moon in July 1969, it marked the pinnacle of the Apollo programme and a victory over the Soviets. But victory came at a terrible price, as politicians drove engineers forwards, beginning with the disastrous Apollo 1 launch-pad fire that killed three astronauts, and ending with the unfolding drama of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. Following on from the Moon landings, the Apollo programme went on to push the boundaries of long endurance space missions aboard Skylab, and it finished on a triumphant te with the American and Soviets joining forces in orbit, concluding a decade of feuding and paving the way for the International Space Station. Eight short years saw t only an incredible techlogical advancement, but also the unbelievable bravery of an elite team of astronauts who rode into the unkwn on the most powerful rockets ever devised.
- Author BiographyJohn Christopher is an author and life-long spaceflight enthusiast. As a professional balloon pilot he was lucky enough to meet Buzz Aldrin, and he is currently a director of Airship Initiatives, an airship consultancy with the aim of putting airships to work.
- Author(s)John Christopher
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication26/10/2009
- SubjectAircraft & Spacecraft: General Interest
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe History Press Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight270 g
- Width130 mm
- Height190 mm
- Spine10 mm
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