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#Apollo11: When Men Walked on the Moon: The incredible mission of Apollo 11 (The APOLLO Missions to the Moon Book 2) by [Gibson, Philip]
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"We choose to go to the Moon not because it is easy but because it is hard!"- President John F. Kennedy, 12 September, 1962.

If you were not fortunate enough to be able to witness the entire historic mission of Apollo 11 as it unfolded (or even if you were), this gripping account will put you believably back inside those eight incredibly tense and dramatic days in 1969. The unique social media format of the book allows us to experience all the drama and achievements as if we were following them live, and as if the participants were speaking to us directly in real time. The narrative is based on actual astronaut accounts, NASA transcripts of the fascinating continual communications with the astronauts, broadcasts of all the main TV networks covering the mission and the thoughts of many laypeople and expert observers. The account also includes details that were not publicly available at the time, such as the secret speech to be delivered to the nation by President Nixon should the astronauts fail to return from the Moon. There is an extensive list of major sources at the end of the book.

This is not a book, therefore, written in the usual book format. It is the story of man's first exploration of Earth's nearest neighbor, the Moon, told as if in real time in the form of imaginary social media posts by the main participants and observers. By using the fictional (at the time) vehicle of social media, the book is able to give an accurate account of the historic mission, revealing what the people involved in, and those witnessing, the momentous events were thinking, doing and saying at each stage of the mission.

The account covers the entire mission, from the tense build up and countdown to the launch, to the heart-stopping descent to the lunar surface, the first moonwalk, the experiments on the surface, the journey back to Earth, re-entry, recovery and the triumphal reception back in New York.

This is Book 2 in The Apollo Missions To The Moon series.  Like all the books in the series, the narrative of this account is based on actual astronaut recollections, NASA transcripts of the fascinating continual communications with the astronauts, broadcasts of the main TV networks covering the mission and the thoughts of many expert and laypeople observers. There is an extensive list of major sources at the end of each book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 281 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MV571OA
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