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The Resource Moondust : in search of the men who fell to earth, Andrew Smith

Moondust : in search of the men who fell to earth, Andrew Smith

Label
Moondust : in search of the men who fell to earth
Title
Moondust
Title remainder
in search of the men who fell to earth
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist Andrew Smith sets out to find the 12 Americans who travelled to the moon and back during the heady days of the space race ; includes descriptions of the allure of the lunar adventure to Smith as a young lad, as well as the impact of the moontrip on the astronauts who are still alive
Summary
The Apollo Moon landings have been called the last optimistic act of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys, and all were indelibly marked by it. Journalist Smith reveals the stories of the nine still living men caught between the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Earth's collective dreaming: we relive the flashbulbs, the first shocking glimpse of Earth from space, the sense of euphoria and awe. This was the first global media event, and the astronauts were its superstars. They had been schooled by NASA for deep space but were completely unprepared for fame. Marriages crumbled under the strain. The wild and happy sixties gave way to the cynicism and self-doubt of the seventies, and the Moonwalkers faced their greatest challenge: how to find meaning in life when the biggest adventure you could possibly have was a memory.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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224219
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Smith, Andrew
Dewey number
629.45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Astronauts
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
in search of the men who fell to Earth
Label
Moondust : in search of the men who fell to earth, Andrew Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Waterville : Fourth Estate/HarperCollins, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000040593677
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
664 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786285303
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper : large print)
Lccn
2006000133
Label
Moondust : in search of the men who fell to earth, Andrew Smith
Publication
Note
Originally published: Waterville : Fourth Estate/HarperCollins, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000040593677
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
664 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786285303
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper : large print)
Lccn
2006000133

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