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Author Topic:   Destination Moon: Apollo Missions in the Astronauts Own Words (Rod Pyle)

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From: Huntsville, AL, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 01-03-2006 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't know that I've seen anything here about this book. Has anyone read it?

Destination Moon: The Apollo Missions in the Astronauts' Own Words
by Rod Pyle

The Apollo space program was the largest technological undertaking of all time, and let to the greatest adventure of the 20th century. Born of the cold war, it was moved forward by the passion of 100,000 workers and $20 billion over ten years.

Over that time, 12 courageous individuals stepped out onto the lunar surface and thus changed the history of humankind, changing us into a space-faring civilization.

And then, it was gone. Three years, 9 missions, six men on the surface of the moon. They explored, they experimented, and they came home.

Here in one volume are the transcripted voices of the partipants, with expert commentary and retrospective reminiscences, explained and put into context. From the triumphs of Neil Armstrong to Buzz Aldrin, to the near disaster of Apollo 13 ("Houston, we've got a problem"), it's all here — the science, the adventure, the glory, the letdown. One of the great stories of humankind's reaching for the stars.

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian (November 1, 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0060873493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060873493

Larry McGlynn

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From: Boston, MA
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posted 01-03-2006 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, if you have any other reference books or picture books on Apollo and the moon landings, then don't waste your money.

I bought it and found that it is basically a children's book.

Mike Dixon

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posted 08-22-2012 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just purchased (and waiting to receive) the book titled "Destination Moon: The Apollo Missions in the Astronauts Own Words".

Anyone out there have it and care to express an opinion?

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posted 08-22-2012 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A look on the Amazon reviews is always useful too.

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