A Man on the Moon : The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts, Paperback Book

A Man on the Moon : The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts Paperback

Part of the Penguin Magnum Collection series


The race to the moon was won spectacularly by Apollo 11 on 20 July 1969.

When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their 'giant step' across a ghostly lunar landscape, they were watched by some 600 million people on Earth 250,000 miles away. 'A Man on the Moon' is the definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme: from the tragedy of the fire in Apollo 1 during a simulated launch, through the euphoria of the first moonwalk, to the discoveries made by the first scientist in space aboard Apollo 17.

Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the astronauts and team, this is the story of the twentieth century's greatest human achievement, minute-by-minute, in the words of those who were there.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Astronautics
  • ISBN: 9780141041834



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