Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975 by Colin BurgessFootprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975 by Colin Burgess

Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975

EditorColin BurgessForeword byRichard F. Gordon

Hardcover | June 1, 2010

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Following the fortieth anniversary of Apollo 11, as NASA prepares to return astronauts to the moon, Footprints in the Dust offers a thorough, engrossing, and multifaceted account of the Apollo missions.
 
The flight of Apollo 11 was a triumph of human endeavor, persistence, and technology, one of the greatest achievements in human history. This book begins with the mission that sent Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin to the moon, then follows American spaceflight through the harrowing rescue of Apollo 13 before moving on to the successful joint Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with key figures in the space program, the authors convey the human drama and chart the technological marvels that went into the Apollo missions. They also put the accomplishments of American spaceflight into historical context, examining the competitive space race with the Soviet Union, the roles of politics and personality in launching the mission, and the consequences, practical and profound, of this giant leap for mankind.
Colin Burgess is the coauthor of Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon; Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961–1965; and In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965–1969, all available from the University of Nebraska Press. Richard F. Gordon was one of the third group of a...
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Title:Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 9.26 × 6.5 × 1.5 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:UNP - NebraskaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803226659

ISBN - 13:9780803226654

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Rice University Address by President John F. Kennedy

Prologue: Realization of a Dream of Ages

      Colin Burgess

1. The Whole World Was Watching

      Rick Houston

2. The Eagle and the Bear

      Dominic Phelan

3. Rendezvous on the Ocean of Storms

      John Youskauskas

4. Apollo 13, We Have a Solution

      Stephen Cass

5. Altered Directions

      Colin Burgess

6. Science, and a Little Golf

      Philip Baker

7. A Whole New Focus

      Colin Burgess

8. On a Roll at Hadley

      Geoffrey Bowman

9. Worth the Wait

      Simon A. Vaughan

10. One More Time

      Melvin Croft

11. Beyond the Moon

      Colin Burgess

12. The Last Apollo

      Geoffrey Bowman

Epilogue: Souvenirs of Small Steps

      Robert Pearlman

Appendix: Apollo-Saturn Missions

References

Contributors

Index
 
List of Contributors
Philip Baker
Geoffrey Bowman
Colin Burgess
Stephen Cass
Melvin Croft
Rick Houston
Robert Pearlman
Dominic Phelan
Simon A. Vaughan
John Youskauskas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Editorial Reviews

"[Footprints in the Dust is] an interesting account of US and Soviet lunar missions."—J.Z. Kiss, CHOICE
- J.Z. Kiss - CHOICE