List of Illustrations Foreword Acknowledgments Rice University Address by President John F. Kennedy Prologue: Realization of a Dream of Ages Colin Burgess 1. The Whole World Was Watching Rick Houston 2. The Eagle and the Bear Dominic Phelan 3. Rendezvous on the Ocean of Storms John Youskauskas 4. Apollo 13, We Have a Solution Stephen Cass 5. Altered Directions Colin Burgess 6. Science, and a Little Golf Philip Baker 7. A Whole New Focus Colin Burgess 8. On a Roll at Hadley Geoffrey Bowman 9. Worth the Wait Simon A. Vaughan 10. One More Time Melvin Croft 11. Beyond the Moon Colin Burgess 12. The Last Apollo Geoffrey Bowman Epilogue: Souvenirs of Small Steps Robert Pearlman Appendix: Apollo-Saturn Missions References Contributors Index List of ContributorsPhilip BakerGeoffrey BowmanColin BurgessStephen CassMelvin CroftRick HoustonRobert PearlmanDominic PhelanSimon A. VaughanJohn Youskauskas
Explores the Apollo missions and the most successful years of America's space program
Colin Burgess is the coauthor of Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon; Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965; and In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969, all available from the University of Nebraska Press. Richard F. Gordon was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963. He completed two space flights, as pilot and spacewalker on the Gemini 11 mission and as command module pilot for Apollo 12. Contributors: Philip Baker, Geoffrey Bowman, Colin Burgess, Stephen Cass, Melvin Croft, Rick Houston, Robert Pearlman, Dominic Phelan, Simon A. Vaughan, and John Youskauskas.
"Elegantly written and scrupulously researched, this marvellous book not only opens a window on a truly dynamic period but is one of those rarities in spaceflight literature---a compelling and enjoyable page-turner. It captures magnificently the remarkable spirit of those involved in the Apollo story." Charles M. Duke Jr., Apollo 16 astronaut and moonwalker "We who engaged ourselves in making the Apollo program a reality realize the tremendous importance and responsibility of inspiring young people, our future space pioneers. This book emphasizes the notion that seemingly ordinary people can do quite extraordinary things, and we are not bound by our dreams. A remarkable tale of triumph and melancholy." Ed Buckbee, author (with Wally Schirra) of The Real Space Cowboys "Like its predecessors in the Outward Odyssey series, this vivid and entertaining book reveals the human side of space exploration. We all too often think of the Apollo program as a technical achievement, when, in fact, it was the human element that made it successful." Al Worden, Apollo 15 astronaut and chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation