Pioneers of Spaceflight Hardback
July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.
It is only seven months since NASA made a bold decision to send Apollo 8 all the way to the moon on the first manned flight of the massive Saturn V rocket.
Now, on the morning of July 16, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins sit atop another Saturn V at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.
The three-stage 363-foot rocket will use its 7.5 million pounds of thrust to propel them into space and into history.
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Danann Publishing Limited
- Publication Date: 01/10/2018
- Category: Astronautics
- ISBN: 9781912332274