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In November 1969 two more humans set foot on the lunar surface, in the process, further reinforcing the indisputable pre-eminence of the United States as the worlds greatest technological power. There was no longer any need to establish the high ground in the ideological struggles of the Cold War. Charles Pete Conrad, Alan Bean and Richard Gordon were making the voyage with higher goals in mind -- further testing the technology and making a start on real lunar science. The average person may look into the following pages and see only statistics and charts but if you look hard enough you can see that they contain the hard-earned kernels of our collective future, a future as a space-faring civilisation. Captured here are the details of leaky spacesuits, rockets struck by lightning, spacesuit cooling systems which stop working because the spacecrafts door got stuck closed and cameras which were disabled by dust. Or the details of the pinpoint landing by Pete Conrad, through a pall of lunar dust so thick he couldnt see his landing site from 40 feet away. If you want to know why that TV camera failed or just how badly decomposed the robotic Surveyor had become after three years on the moon, its all here, accompanied by hours of rare and unique video of the Apollo 12 mission. DVD-Video includes: Unique synchronised film and audio of the lunar landing, rendezvous and docking. Rare training footage of the crew aboard the KC-135, launch footage, multi-camera EVA film and more! Hours of video!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781894959162
ISBN-10: 1894959167
Format: Paperback
(175mm x 255mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Apogee Books
Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Robert Godwin

Robert Godwin is the owner and founder of Apogee Space Books. He is also the Space Curator at the Canadian Air & Space Museum. He has written or edited over 100 books including the award winning series "The NASA Mission Reports". Robert has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs in Canada, the USA and England as an expert on, not only music, but also space exploration. His books have been discussed on CNN, the CBC, the BBC and CBS 60 Minutes. He produced the first ever virtual reality panoramas of the Apollo lunar surface photography and the first multi-camera angle movie of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. His last book "New Horizons" expanded on that previous ground-breaking work.

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