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Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts (Hardcover)

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Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts (Hardcover) Sponsored by NASA, "Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts" has the considerable weight of the agency behind it. For uniqueness and quality of imagery this book is stunning. Its focus is on astronaut photography, and many of the images reproduced here were selected by members of the various Apollo crews. Each of the surviving Apollo astronauts--a total of 21 remain 40 years after that first landing--chose their favorite photograph and offered a comment about it for inclusion in the book. So this book has Bill Anders and Jim Lovell from Apollo 8 commenting on the meaning for them of the impressive "Earthrise" photograph that has come to be such an iconic image. Buzz Aldrin discusses the famous boot print image and his own face on shot from Apollo 11, while Neil Armstrong comments on the return to lunar orbit after leaving the surface and the photo of the "Eagle" Lunar Module about the dock with the "Columbia" Command Module. Other astronauts chose other images for comment, but all of them offered an interesting and sometimes thought-provoking perspective on the voyages of Apollo. Bestselling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking contribute a foreword on the meaning of the space exploration.
  • Hardcover: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Abrams; 1 edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • Book Dimensions: 10.1 x 10 x 0.7 inches
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Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts (Hardcover)