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Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)

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Following the fortieth anniversary of Apollo 11, as NASA prepares to return astronauts to the moon, Footprints in the Dust offers a thorough, engrossing, and multifaceted account of the Apollo missions. The flight of Apollo 11 was a triumph of human endeavor, persistence, and technology, one of the greatest achievements in human history. This book begins with the mission t ...more
Hardcover, 520 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 2010)
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Tobin Elliott
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a rare bird. First of all, it covers not just the Apollo 11 - 17 missions to the moon, as implied by the subtitle, but really provides a reasonably in-depth view into both the US and Russian space programs from their inception up to almost the present.

The focus is a detailed and highly interesting foray into each one of the seven moonshots, but between each, we get to see the surrounding landscape that made up the space race.

Because there's a few different authors, some of the informatio
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Ken Hamner
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty good book. Probably could have been better given the topic.
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