Andrew Chaikin

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Andrew Chaikin


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June 24, 1956

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Award-winning science journalist and space historian Andrew Chaikin has authored books and articles about space exploration and astronomy for more than 25 years. Writer-director and explorer James Cameron (Titanic, Aliens of the Deep) called him “our best historian of the space age.”

Chaikin is best known as the author of A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts, widely regarded as the definitive account of the moon missions. First published in 1994, this acclaimed work was the main basis for Tom Hanks' 12-part HBO miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon, which won the Emmy for best miniseries in 1998. Chaikin spent eight years writing and researching A Man on the Moon, including over 150 hours of personal interviews with 23 o
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A Man on the Moon

4.48 avg rating — 6,579 ratings — published 1994 — 29 editions
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Mission Control, This Is Ap...

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Voices from the Moon: Apoll...

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Space

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A Man on the Moon: The Voya...

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John Glenn: America's Astro...

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Air And Space: The National...

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Josh Simpson: Glass Artist

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When Dinosaurs Walked

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“It's almost as if Kennedy grabbed a decade out of the 21st century," Cernan said, "and spliced it into the 1960s." That helps to explain why, as I wrote in 1993 in the preface of this book, we weren't entirely ready for Apollo, and why we have struggled to absorb its impact ever since it happened. How could the most futuristic thing humans have ever done be so far in the past?”
Andrew Chaikin, A Man on the Moon

“What I hope to convey with From the Earth to the Moon is what Andy’s captured so well in this book—just how magnificent an undertaking Apollo really was. That going to the moon was not just a technological endeavor, but an artistic one, like Michelangelo’s frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.”
Andrew Chaikin, A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

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