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The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972

Apollo The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972
Foreword by:

Wally Schirra

Afterword by:

Gene Cernan

Format: Hardcover, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9780760344521
Publisher: Zenith Press
Illustrations: 340 color photos
Size: 10.25 x 9.875
Weight: 3.375 lb.
Edition: First
Published: May. 26, 2013
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Space expert David West Reynolds takes you on a historical journey through the world’s most renowned space program.
Featuring a wealth of rare photographs, artwork, and cutaway illustrations, Apollo recaptures the excitement of the USA’s journey to the moon. 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. Through concise description, 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 we got to the moon and what happened along the way. The detailed and meticulously labeled 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, the book 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. Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972 is truly the most comprehensive account of the Apollo program ever written.


David West Reynolds is a bestselling author of nine books. While researching Apollo, he spent time in an original lunar module trainer, got to try on lunar surface gloves, and was able to take a seat in a lunar rover. Over the course of his wide-ranging career, he has sculpted a life-size dinosaur skeleton, created museum models of historic spacecraft, and relocated desert filming locations in Tunisia featured in the original Star Wars film. He lives in Marin County, California.

"Reynolds writes of the program (and the history leading to it) with verve and insight using words we all use but often arranged differently in concise elegant flowing combinations. His writing underscores points and insights in ways that snap the reader into a higher state of awareness making the knowledge deep instead of factoidal." - Travel for Aircraft (Seattle Post Intelligencer Blog)

"The first, a re-release of 2002's Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon covers the complete Apollo program from its inception in 1963 to its final mission in 1972 as well as a good deal of background information on the history of rocketry, including the German rocket program and America's pre-Apollo Mercury and Gemini programs. Apollo does a good job of recounting the technological and political history of the moon program, but the most interesting part of the story is the depiction of Werner von Braun as a consummate promoter and salesman for rocketry and space exploration." -
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