Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Moon Landing - 40th Anniversary selection!

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This week's Moon Landing 40th Anniversary selection is: Voices from the Moon: Apollo Astronauts Describe thier Lunar Experiences.

Since I don't own this book (yet!), I'll use the product description from Amazon.com:

Andrew Chaikin’s A Man on the Moon is considered the definitive history of the Apollo moon missions—arguably the pinnacle of human experience. Now, using never-before-published quotes taken from his in-depth interviews with twenty-three of the twenty-four Apollo lunar astronauts, Chaikin and his collaborator, Victoria Kohl, have created an extraordinary account of the lunar missions. In Voices from the Moon the astronauts vividly recount their experiences in intimate detail; their distinct personalities and remarkably varied perspectives emerge from their candid and deeply personal reflections. Carefully assembled into a narrative that reflects the entire arc of the lunar journey, Voices from the Moon captures the magnificence of the Apollo program like no other book. Paired with their own words are 160 images taken from NASA’s new high-resolution scans of the photos the astronauts took during the missions. Many of the photos, which are reproduced with stunning and unprecedented detail, have rarely—if ever—been seen by the general public. Voices from the Moon is an utterly unique chronicle of these defining moments in human history.

The use of the new high-resolution scans really piqued my interest. Andrew Chaikin is a noted author of the space program (see earlier entries) so you know you're getting a quality book.

Do you have Voices from the Moon? If so, share your thoughts below!

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