Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race

Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race

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Overview

The story of the lunar landing and the events that led up to it, told in text and visually stunning 3-D images.

July 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11's epochal lunar landing, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon. This visually rich book offers a new perspective on that historic accomplishment, telling the story of the lunar landing and the events that led up to it with text and 3-D images. A 3D viewer, designed by astrophysicist (and lead guitarist with the rock group Queen) Brian May is included with the book.

Mission Moon 3-D offers unique access to the Apollo astronauts and what they saw. It tells the story of the US-Soviet space race, from Sputnik and the space dog Laika to Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy declared that America would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong guided the Eagle to a safe landing on the edge of the moon's Sea of Tranquility. President Richard Nixon told the astronauts, and the nation, that it was “the greatest week in the history of the worldsince the Creation.” Mission Moon 3-D recounts all this and more in memorable and visually stunning fashion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262039451
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Series: The MIT Press
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 135,040
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 12.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Eicher is editor of Astronomy Magazine and author, coauthor, or editor of twenty-one books on science and American history.


Brian May is a musician and astrophysicist.


Charlie Duke is a former astronaut who was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 16.

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