Book #14263

Men from Earth - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Buzz Aldrin, Malcolm McConnell
Men from Earth - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Buzz Aldrin, Malcolm McConnell.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Bantam Books, 1989.
ISBN: 0553053744

A first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike, price-clipped dustjacket. A nice copy of a dramatic piece of history.

In his book, Aldrin, the second man on the moon, interweaves the story of U. S. and Soviet efforts to reach the moon with his first-hand experience flying both the Gemini and Apollo missions during the height of the space race. His recounting of his two space flights is compelling, especially the account of the nearly aborted Apollo 11 lunar landing. In contrast to Aldrin's astronaut's point of view, Murray and Cox's book tells the Apollo story through the eyes of the NASA managers who guided the men and machines from the early days of the Space Task Group to the Apollo lunar missions. The result is the best account to date of how the enormous program was successfully accomplished. Full of insiders' anecdotes, this book truly humanizes the lunar landing story that too often has been told only in technological and bureaucratic terms. Relying heavily on interviews with the people behind the scenes, the authors vividly capture the spirit of Apollo, its triumphs and tragedies, and its ultimate success.

Price: $190.00

Author Bio

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin (born January 20, 1930 as Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.). American pilot and astronaut who landed the Lunar Module of Apollo 11, the first ever landing on the Moon, July 20, 1969. He was the second person to set foot on the Moon, after Mission Commander Neil Armstrong. In March 1972, Aldrin retired from active duty after 21 years of service.