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  • The APOLLO Collection - How America Won The Race To The Moon

    Amazon are making my book 'The APOLLO Collection' available for $0.99 during the next 6 days, after which it will revert to its regular price.

    Unfortunately, the offer is only available to Amazon customers in the U.S. and U.K.

    For those interested, but not able to buy the book, the first 60 or so pages can be read for free by going to the book's Amazon page and clicking 'Look Inside'. You can see the book here:

    http://hyperurl.co/kmzoz1

    I'd be very interested in comments any members might have about the book.


    On 25 May, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the hugely ambitious goal of sending a man to the Moon and returning him safely to Earth before the end of the decade.

    The presidentís announcement came at the height of the Cold War confrontation and it set off an intensely competitive race with the Soviet Union who desperately wanted to gain for themselves the huge propaganda victory of being the first nation to land a man on the Moon.

    President Kennedyís dramatic announcement galvanized the United States, whose manned space program to that point had remained far, far behind that of the Soviet Union.

    In the months and years following the presidentís announcement, NASA threw itself into an intensively accelerated program in which they would attempt to launch 26 increasingly complex manned missions into space in a massive and hugely expensive effort to beat the Soviet Union to the Moon.

    This collection details all the NASA missions up to, and including, the first Moon landing, including moment-by-moment accounts of the particularly dramatic and historic Apollo 8 and Apollo 11 missions. These missions are retold in the form of todayís social media platforms, allowing us to witness the unfolding drama of the missions as if we were following them in real time and as if the participants and observers were sharing their thoughts and actions with us directly.

    The narratives of these accounts are based on detailed recollections of the astronauts, NASA transcripts of the fascinating continual communications with Mission Control in Houston, broadcasts of the main TV networks covering the missions and the thoughts of many expert and laypeople observers of the time. There is an extensive list of major sources at the end of the book.
    Here is the link to the book again:

    http://hyperurl.co/kmzoz1

    Any comments?

    Philip
    Last edited by PhilipLaos; 05 Jun 16, 15:26.
    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."ó Bertrand Russell

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    If you donít have a Kindle-enabled, e-reader device, you can download the Kindle app. free for your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, etc. at:

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    Philip
    Last edited by PhilipLaos; 07 Jun 16, 14:27.
    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."ó Bertrand Russell

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