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The Resource Moondust : in search of the men who fell to Earth, Andrew Smith

Moondust : in search of the men who fell to Earth, Andrew Smith

Label
Moondust : in search of the men who fell to Earth
Title
Moondust
Title remainder
in search of the men who fell to Earth
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Apollo Moon landings have been called the last optimistic act of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys, and all were indelibly marked by it. Journalist Smith reveals the stories of the nine still living men caught between the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Earth's collective dreaming: we relive the flashbulbs, the first shocking glimpse of Earth from space, the sense of euphoria and awe. This was the first global media event, and the astronauts were its superstars. They had been schooled by NASA for deep space but were completely unprepared for fame. Marriages crumbled under the strain. The wild and happy sixties gave way to the cynicism and self-doubt of the seventies, and the Moonwalkers faced their greatest challenge: how to find meaning in life when the biggest adventure you could possibly have was a memory.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
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224219
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Smith, Andrew
Dewey number
  • 629.4500922
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Astronauts
Target audience
adult
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in search of the men who fell to Earth
Label
Moondust : in search of the men who fell to Earth, Andrew Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Bloomsbury, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-356) and index
Control code
ocm58720734
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9780007155415
Lccn
2005040081
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADS-0350
Label
Moondust : in search of the men who fell to Earth, Andrew Smith
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Bloomsbury, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-356) and index
Control code
ocm58720734
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9780007155415
Lccn
2005040081
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADS-0350

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