Man on the Moon

Author: Andrew Chaikin
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 9780241363843
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Through the windows of the slowly turning spacecraft they looked out at the place where the sun had once been, and there was the moon- a huge, magnificent sphere bathed in the eerie blue light of earthshine, each crater rendered in ghostly detail.' The race to the moon was won spectacularly by Apollo 11 on 20 July 1969. When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their 'giant step' across a ghostly lunar landscape, they were watched by some 600 million people on Earth 250,000 miles away. A Man on the Moon is the definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme- from the tragedy of the fire in Apollo 1 during a simulated launch, through the euphoria of the first moonwalk, to the discoveries made by the first scientist in space aboard Apollo 17. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the astronauts and team, this is the story of the twentieth century's greatest human achievement, minute-by-minute, in the words of those who were there.

Galileos Tochter

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827072379
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Celeste ging bereits als junges Mädchen ins Kloster. Über hundert Briefe an den Vater sind erhalten und zeigen einen Galileo, wie wir ihn nicht kennen: voller Mut, die Wahrheiten, auf die er stieß, zu erklären. Sobel versteht es meisterlich, die Stimmen von Galileo und seiner Tochter in ihre Erzählung einzuweben. Und sie führt uns die wohl dramatischste Konfrontation von Kirche und Wissenschaft vor Augen, die es in der Geschichte gegeben hat.

A Man on the Moon

Author: Andrew Chaikin
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780783556789
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A celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first moon landing offers a technically accessible history of the Apollo Program from its less-than-auspicious beginnings, through its greatest triumphs, to its untimely end.

The odyssey continues

Author: Andrew Chaikin
Publisher: Time Life Medical
ISBN:
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A photographic history of the Apollo lunar missions as recalled by the astronauts who took part in the historic achievement. Volume two covers the Apollo 12, 13, and 14 missions.

John Glenn

Author: Andrew Chaikin
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 158834486X
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In February 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Since then John Herschel Glenn Jr. has stood in the popular imagination as a quintessentially American hero. In John Glenn: America's Astronaut, a special edition e-book featuring 45 stunning photographs as well as a video, Chaikin explores Glenn's path to greatness. John Glenn features new details on Glenn's selection as an astronaut in 1959, newly synchronized onboard film and audio of Glenn's harrowing reentry from orbit on his 1962 Mercury mission, rarely seen images of Glenn in orbit and from the John Glenn archives at Ohio State University, as well as new, touching reminiscenes of Glenn's 1998 return to space from his Space Shuttle crewmates. Glenn is the embodiment of the history of human spaceflight and the indefatigable American spirit, and John Glenn: America's Astronaut is his amazing story.

Full Moon

Author: Michael Light
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0375406344
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Selected from photographs taken by Apollo astronauts during the moon expeditions, an array of 145 images offers a composite space voyage to Earth's satellite, from liftoff to moon landing to return home

Reise um den Mond

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher:
ISBN: 3736830505
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"Reise um den Mond" ist ein Roman des französischen Autors Jules Verne. Der Roman wurde erstmals 1870 unter dem französischen Titel "Autour de la Lune" von dem Verleger Pierre-Jules Hetzel veröffentlicht. Es handelt sich um die Fortsetzung des 1865 erschienenen Werkes "Von der Erde zum Mond" ("De la Terre à la Lune"). Die erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe erschien 1873 im Verlag der Gebrüder Légrády in Pest unter dem Titel "Reise um den Mond". Es handelt sich um ein frühes Werk des Science-Fiction-Genres, das die Mondfahrt um fast genau hundert Jahre vorwegnimmt. Allerdings verwenden Vernes Mondfahrer keine Rakete, sondern eine Kanone, und sie landen nicht auf dem Mond.