Moondust

by Andrew Smith (Author)
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“Spellbinding…a provocative meditation on lunar travel and humanity’s relation to space.” — Business Week

The Apollo lunar missions of the 1960s and 1970s have been called the last optimistic acts of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys and were indelibly marked by it, for better or for worse. Journalist Andrew Smith tracks down the nine surviving members of this elite group to find their answers to the question "Where do you go after you've been to the Moon?"

A thrilling blend of history, reportage, and memoir, Moondust rekindles the hopeful excitement of an incandescent hour in America's past when anything seemed possible as it captures the bittersweet heroism of those who risked everything to hurl themselves out of the known world—and who were never again quite able to accept its familiar bounds.

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Publication date
May 05, 2009
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Page count
384
ISBN
9780061909085
Paper ISBN
9780007155422
File size
539 KB