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Following the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, as NASA prepares to come back astronauts to the moon, Footprints within the Dust deals an intensive, engrossing, and multifaceted account of the Apollo missions.
 
The flight of Apollo 11 was once a triumph of human undertaking, patience, and know-how, one of many maximum achievements in human historical past. This e-book starts with the undertaking that despatched Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin to the moon, then follows American spaceflight throughout the harrowing rescue of Apollo 13 earlier than relocating directly to the winning joint Apollo-Soyuz challenge in 1975. Drawing on large examine and interviews with key figures within the house application, the authors express the human drama and chart the technological marvels that went into the Apollo missions. in addition they placed the accomplishments of yank spaceflight into old context, analyzing the aggressive area race with the Soviet Union, the jobs of politics and character in launching the project, and the results, functional and profound, of this mammoth bounce for mankind.

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