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Only a select few have experienced spaceflight first-hand, but a good book can show you T-0 through an astronaut's eyes, tell the story behind your favorite rocket technology and peer into a future of space exploration. Here are Space. We are constantly reading new and classic space books to find our favorite takes on the universe. How do we understand a transformative event like the Apollo missions to the moon? Many present it as proof of American ingenuity and success, but there's much more to the story.
Matt Blake recommends what to read to understand more about the greatest adventure in history. Few stories have come to encapsulate American identity more powerfully than the Apollo moon landing of It had everything: a young president leading the nation to a new frontier, a shadowy Soviet rival hell-bent on beating him to the punch, the swashbuckling explorers themselves prepared to die in the dark for their nation a fire two years earlier had killed the three men supposed to go instead , Neil Armstrong's heroic piloting, the most famous sentence ever spoken by a man and that photograph. It was the perfect feel-good end to a lousy decade. There were race riots, urban decline, and of course, Vietnam. But for a single moment, on 20 July , the world gazed upwards to focus on three men in a little rocket, and suddenly none of that seemed to matter. Exactly half a century later, we're still talking about it, not least because — despite iPhones containing a million times more computing power than the NASA machines that launched Apollo 11 — only 10 humans in total have returned and no one has been at all since
Carrying the Fire
Discover new books on Goodreads. - The United States space program before and during Apollo, including the first time humankind landed on the moon on July 20, , during Apollo 11, is one of the most written about subjects in history.
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Make Your Own List. Space historian Andrew Chaikin tells us about five books that capture the thrill and achievement of our venturing into the great beyond. He picks the best books on space exploration. Chaikin is an American author, speaker and science journalist. Was the programme ultimately worth it?