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Footprints in the Dust
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Table of Contents

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

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Contributors

Index List of ContributorsPhilip BakerGeoffrey BowmanColin BurgessStephen CassMelvin CroftRick HoustonRobert PearlmanDominic PhelanSimon A. VaughanJohn Youskauskas

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Explores the Apollo missions and the most successful years of America's space program

About the Author

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.

Reviews

"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

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