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From the beginning of recorded history man has gazed into space and yearned to explore. [i]Missions to the Moon[/i] tells the compelling story of mans journey to the moon and the stunning photographs and facsimile documents make it essential reading for everyone interested in science and exploration, as well as anyone who lived through the momentous Apollo 11 landing in 1969.
Beginning with the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War, this unique book traces our quest to reach the moon. Through the inclusion of 200 stunning photographs and at least 15 beautifully recreated rare facsimile documents you will witness the first human spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin in 1961, experience the terrifying failures and stunning triumphs of the Apollo Missions, marvel at the first manned landing on the moon by Apollo 11, and gaze into the future of space exploration.
About the Author
Rod Pyle is a producer, writer and director of documentary programmes that have been shown around the world, including [i]Modern Marvels: Apollo 11[/i] and [i]In Their Own Words: The Space Race[/i]. Rod was formerly the Vice President of Communications for the World Space Foundation and the senior editor and contributor to their two publications, the Astronautics Journal and Foundation News. He also worked at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California and produced Launchlink, a public celebration of NASA's Space Shuttle. Rod has been a consultant for [i]Star Trek: Deep Space Nine[/i] and [i]Battlestar Gallactica[/i]. He wrote [i]Destination Moon[/i] for Carlton Books, published in 2005. He lives in the US.
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