Featuring a wealth of rare photographs, artwork, and cutaway illustrations, Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972 recaptures the excitement surrounding the world's most renowned space program.
Space expert David West Reynolds takes you on a historical journey through the world's most renowned space program. From the adventurous astronauts to the scientists and engineers who designed and built the state-of-the-art spacecraft, Reynolds covers every aspect of this epic voyage. In this concise, detailed text, he introduces the uninitiated to this thrilling episode in U.S. history while also providing engaging details for the space aficionado. All of the key events and personalities are presented, creating a clear picture of how NASA got to the moon and what happened along the way. Detailed diagrams and maps give the reader an in-depth understanding of the technology that carried the astronauts to the moon and what they accomplished while they were there. In addition, Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972 includes a foreword by Wally Schirra, the only astronaut to fly in all three of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, and an afterword by Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon.