The Moonlandings An Eyewitness Account Autor: Reginald Turnill, Foreword by Buzz Aldrin
The Soviet-American race to land the first man on the moon was a technical challenge unlike any other in recent human history. Reginald Turnill, the BBC's Aerospace Correspondent, covered the entire story first-hand, and his reports were heard and seen by millions around the world. With unparalleled access to the politicians, scientists and technicians involved in the race to the moon, Turnill got to know all the early astronauts – Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin – as they pioneered the techniques that made the moon landings possible. He became a friend of Dr Wernher von Braun, the German rocket pioneer and mastermind behind it all. This eyewitness account of one of the most thrilling adventures of the twentieth Century is written in a lucid style, packed with action and drama, and is a fascinating read for all those interested in the story of the race to the moon.
Spis treści: Foreword Buzz Aldrin Growing up with space – sources and acknowledgments 1. The context: a twentieth-century Faust 2. Preparing for manned spaceflight 3. Gagarin puts Russia ahead 4. The Moon and how to get there 5. The seven story begins 6. Glenn gets there first 7. Sequels to the seven story 8. Space travel: learning the rules 9. Overtaking the Russians 10. Apollo's bad start 11. Lassoing the moon 12. What makes an astronaut? 13. Final rehearsals 14. The eagle soars 15. The eagle swoops 16. First steps – and where they led 17. The moonrocks – and Mars! 18. Second steps on the moon 19. The thirteen story 20. Last men on the moon 21. Apollo's inconclusive findings 22. Epilogues to Apollo 23. John Glenn's Apollo postscript Bibliography Appendices Index.
dla: general readers, enthusiasts
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