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cspg
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posted 07-21-2008 12:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 11 Moon Landing: 40th Anniversary Photograhic Retrospective
by Dennis Jenkins and Jorge Frank
20:17:40 UTC, 20 July 1969. Spoken by Neil Armstrong to an enthralled worldwide audience of tens of millions who watched and listened, live, moments after Apollo 11's landing on the Moon, were the words: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." It was a culmination of a dream that dated back millennia. Landing Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon had cost the lives of three astronauts in the Apollo 1 (AS-204) fire, as well as something approaching $125 billion (in 2009 dollars) of American treasure. It stands as the landmark technical achievement in the 6,000-year recorded history of the human race. This photo scrapbook shows images some famous, others unknown that chronicle the epic jouorney of Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins aboard Apollo 11 forty years ago.
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Specialty Press (MN) (May 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1580071481
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580071482

albatron
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posted 06-13-2009 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dennis Jenkins just sent me a copy. I'm quite sure you know of Dennis, author of "Hypersonic" and "Valkyrie", the go-to books on the X-15 and XB-70 programs, and many others.

Just in time for the anniversary of Apollo 11, he has published this retrospective with images I've certainly not seen before. Many after the mission as well. It does include the Neil Armstrong photo discussed on another thread, in fact, several frames from that series.

A larger softcover, this is a must have addition to any Apollo or Apollo 11 collection.

heng44
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posted 06-18-2009 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even though I have seen a lot of Apollo 11 photos, this is a very nice addition to my collection. You'd wish that such a book existed for every Apollo mission, or why not every manned space mission?

cspg
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posted 06-18-2009 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have no idea how much I agree with you. It's a great book (received today) and just flipping through it, I've already learned something (p49): the LUT and MSS purposes -but I'm not an Apollo-geek. Looking forward to the Hubble mission book by the same authors.

Philip
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posted 06-18-2009 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon.co.uk still lists this title as: This title has not yet been released.

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posted 06-18-2009 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by heng44:
You'd wish that such a book existed for every Apollo mission, or why not every manned space mission?

In a perfect world...

cspg
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posted 06-18-2009 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Philip:
Amazon.co.uk still lists this title as: This title has not yet been released.
Is it cheaper to buy from Amazon.co.uk than from Amazon.com (a Euro-Pound v. Euro-USD ollar exchange rate issue)?

Philip
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posted 06-19-2009 01:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well indeed and you don't face the usual Euro 10 customs administration/import tax that you (occasionally) have to pay for US Post packages.

cspg
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posted 06-19-2009 06:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been there...

With the notable exception that books (or comics, from anywhere) are not subject to any tax (VAT) up to about $200. Above that, "we" do have an administrative tax (customs) of about $15+ plus the VAT (2.4%)...

I guess there's at least one advantage of not being part of the EU.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 06-20-2009 04:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Books and publications are not subject to VAT in the UK... and VAT has NOT been harmonised across the EU, so there's no advantage to being "in" or "out" - although some of us Brits have distinct opinions on the latter!

cspg
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posted 06-20-2009 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And as with Piers Bizony's One Giant Leap, the last six pages dealing with Constellation/Ares/Orion/Altair could (should) have been left out.

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