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A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin
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Brilliant book; Chaikin weaves myth and fact into a readable story of the odyssey of the Apollo astronauts, laying bare the foibles of the astronauts as plainly as their bravery. Not hidden is the technical brilliance of the support teams in Mission Control or the scope of the effort that put them into space, encompassing thousands of people in cottage industries across the nation, though the focus is firmly on the astronauts and the trouble shooters at the consoles rather than the workers on the factory floors or the bureaucrats in the back offices. Fascinating stories shed light on a variety of subjects from how to defecate in zero gravity to why Pete Conrad cut loose with his first words on the lunar surface.
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