Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings (Hardback)
  • Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings (Hardback)
  • Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings (Hardback)
  • Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings (Hardback)
  • Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings (Hardback)
  • Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings (Hardback)
  • Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings (Hardback)
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Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings (Hardback)

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Published: 13/06/2019

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A gripping account of the space race that puts mankind’s interstellar ambitions firmly in the context of the cold war and a frightening, unpredictable world where national prestige meant that failure was not an option. Combining eyewitness testimony with fresh research, Chasing the Moon is the definitive history of the complex quest to reach for the stars.

In a world divided by the ideological struggles of the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, more than one-fifth of the people on the planet paused to watch the live transmission of the Apollo 11 mission. To watch as humanity took a giant leap forward.

A companion book to the landmark documentary series on BBC TV.

The journey from Cape Canaveral to the Moon was a tremendous achievement of human courage and ingenuity. It was also a long, deadly march, haunted by the possibility of catastrophic failure on the world's stage. In an era when the most advanced portable computer weighed 70 pounds, had a 36-kilobite memory and operated on less power than a 60-watt lightbulb, the sheer audacity of the goal is breath-taking. But the triumph of imagination and the unity of the Earth that day would change the world.

Based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material, Chasing the Moon reveals the unknown stories of the individuals who made the Moon landing a possibility, from inspirational science fiction writer Arthur C. Clark and controversial engineer Wernher von Braun, to pioneers like mathematician Poppy Northcutt and astronaut Edward Dwight. It vividly revisits the dawn of the Space Age, a heady time of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008307875
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 35 mm

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“One small step...”

This is more than just a book about the space race. Chasing the Moon provides a huge amount of additional detail. From science fiction writers such as Arthur C Clarke, whose ideas were pivotal to our reaching the... More

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