The definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme - celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Born in 1956, Andrew Chaikin grew up in Great Neck, New York, with a fascination for the heavens and space exploration. While studying geology at Brown University he participated in the Viking mission to Mars at the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In addition to his work as a space historian and science journalist, Chaikin has taught extensively at NASA. He lives in Vermont. Info about Chaikin's other books can be found on his website, www.andrewchaikin.com.
An extraordinary book . . . Space, with its limitless boundaries,
has the power to inspire, to change lives, to make the impossible
happen. Chaikin's superb book demonstrates how * Sunday Times *
A superb account . . . Apollo may be the only achievement by which our age is remembered a thousand years from now -- Arthur C. Clarke
Impressive and illuminating -- Tom Hanks