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    Description'It didn't matter that they were now three miles beyond their target site, that communications were dropping out and that they were running low on fuel. All that mattered to Neil as he searched for a safe spot to land was that boulders littered the surface below. 'Thirty seconds', called mission control. In truth, the flight controllers were now no more than spectators, just like everybody else. No more needed to be said. It was down to Armstrong.' Simultaneously connected and separated by television, millions of people around the world held their breath as a human being looked back at them from the surface of the Moon. Yet who were these men capable of such an achievement? How did the passionate Buzz Aldrin, inscrutable Michael Collins and enigmatic Neil Armstrong learn to depend on one another as they endured the most intense period of their lives? From the personal tragedies and triumphs they encountered along the way to the terrifying climax of a mission that redefined humanity, "Moonshot" - now also a major TV factual-drama - draws on interviews with many of the leading participants and hundreds of hours of archive material to tell the compelling true story of an event that captured the imagination of generations, then and now.


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    Title
    Moonshot
    Subtitle
    The Inside Story of Mankind's Greatest Adventure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Parry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091928377
    ISBN 10: 0091928370
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPK
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, CHRN/1960
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI005000, TEC056000
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Libri: I-TE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC002000
    DC22: 629.4540973
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, BTH
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPK
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    Thema V1.0: NHK, WNX, DNXH
    Illustrations note
    2 x 8pp colour picture sections
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    08 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    As a former BBC journalist and now Head of Research at Dangerous Films, Dan Parry developed his passion for history while working on diverse array of projects for television, ranging from the Neolithic period in Italy to the British Empire. He is the author of D-Day and Blackbeard.
    Review quote
    "Readers in a quest of a gripping and thoughtful paperback account should set their coordinates for Dan Parry's Moonshot, which is far better written that your average "accompanying the major television factual-drama" book." Daily Telegraph