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Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts

Art / Photobook

By: Robert Jacobs, Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking and Michael Cabbage

132 pages, 80 colour images

Abrams

Hardback | Jun 2009 | #182174 | ISBN-13: 9780810921467
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About this book

July 20, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11. The eleven Apollo missions are a benchmark in the annals of human exploration. "Apollo" is a photographic commemoration of the Apollo lunar missions as seen through the eyes of its astronauts. Each of the surviving 24 astronauts from the Apollo missions has chosen a favorite photograph from his mission especially for this book. These selections are accompanied by other iconic photographs from the Apollo missions. Best-selling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking contributes a foreword; veteran journalist Michael Cabbage's introduction explores the role of the astronaut as a witness to history; and, Robert Jacobs gives a brief narrative account of each mission.


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Biography

Stephen Hawking is the best-selling author of A Brief History of Time and the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. His daughter Lucy Hawking is a journalist and novelist. Michael Cabbage is co-author of Comm Check...: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia and senior manager in the NASA Public Affairs Office. Robert Jacobs is Deputy Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs at NASA.

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