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Moonbound : Apollo 11 and the dream of spaceflight

by Fetter-Vorm, Jonathan, 1983- (Author)

Comic/Graphic Novel

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On a summer night in 1969, two men climbed down a ladder onto a sea of dust at the edge of an ancient dream. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on lunar soil, the moon ceased to be a place of mystery and myth. It became a destination. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of that journey,... Full description

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Summary: On a summer night in 1969, two men climbed down a ladder onto a sea of dust at the edge of an ancient dream. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on lunar soil, the moon ceased to be a place of mystery and myth. It became a destination. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of that journey, Moonbound tells the monumental story of the moon and the men who went there first. With vibrant images and meticulous attention to detail, Jonathan Fetter-Vorm conjures the long history of the visionaries, stargazers, builders, and adventurers who sent Apollo 11 on its legendary voyage. From the wisdom of the Babylonians to the intrigues of the Cold War, from the otherworldly discoveries of Galileo to the dark legacy of Nazi atrocities, from the exhilarating trajectories of astronauts<U+2015>recounted in their own words<U+2015>to the unsung brilliance of engineers working behind the scenes, Moonbound captures the grand arc of the Space Age in a graphic history of unprecedented scope and profound lyricism.
Physical Description: 248 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibligraphical references.
ISBN: 9780374537913
0374537917
9780374212452
0374212457
Author Notes: Jonathan Fetter-Vorm is the author and illustrator of Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb and, with Ari Kelman, Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Guernica, and Slate. He lives with his wife and son in Montana, and is slowly coming to terms with the fact that he will probably never be an astronaut.
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