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

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

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

Author: Francis French

Format: Paperback | 464 pages

Publication Date: 01 Jun 2010

ISBN-13: 9780803229792

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.