By Richard W. Orloff,David M. Harland

This ebook offers an outline of the origins of the Apollo software and outlines of the floor amenities, release cars and spacecraft that have been constructed within the quest to arrive – and go back from - the skin of the moon. it is going to function a useful single-volume sourcebook for house fanatics, area historians, newshounds, and others. The textual content encompasses a accomplished choice of tables directory evidence and figures for every mission.

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