In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 by Francis FrenchIn the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 by Francis French

In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969

byFrancis French, Colin BurgessForeword byWalter Cunningham

Paperback | June 1, 2010

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In the Shadow of the Moon tells the story of the most exciting and challenging years in spaceflight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. Drawing on interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts, their families, technicians, and scientists, as well as rarely seen Soviet and American government documents, the authors craft a remarkable story of the golden age of spaceflight as both an intimate human experience and a rollicking global adventure. From the Gemini flights to the Soyuz space program to the earliest Apollo missions, including the legendary first moon landing, their book draws a richly detailed picture of the space race as an endeavor equally endowed with personal meaning and political significance.
Francis French is the director of education at the San Diego Air and Space Museum and the coauthor with Colin Burgess of Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961–1965, available in a Bison Books edition. Colin Burgess is a former flight service director with Qantas Airways and the editor of Footprints in the Dust: The ...
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Title:In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803229798

ISBN - 13:9780803229792

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Acknowledgments

1. Gemini Raises the Bar

2. A Rendezvous in Space

3. The Ballet of Weightlessness

4. The Risk Stuff

5. The Astronaut Enigma

6. Starting Over

7. Leaving the Good Earth

8. A Test Pilot's Dream

9. The Highest Mountain

Epilogue

References

Index