Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight
The story of space has always been about the conflict of imagination versus reality, of dreams versus politics. On July 20, 1969, something extraordinary happened, something civilizations had dreamed of for centuries: humans walked on the moon. Jonathan Fetter-Vorm's Moonbound is the story behind those first steps. It begins with the tense descent of the spidery Lunar Module, which transported Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the moon. Then the story splits to an examination of the history of man's fascination with space, from the earliest observers of the moon to the modern era. The narrative returns to July 20, 1969, the moment when our heroes made their historic moon walk, and finally moves on to present and future. With a foreword by Michael Collins and publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, Moonbound revisits this classic story in a new way, as a graphic history.