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02 July 2015
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NASA Apollo 11 Manual NASA Apollo 11 Manual

An insight into the hardware from the first manned mission to land on the moon

by Christopher Riley & Philip Dolling


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On 20th July 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. But it had taken 400,000 men and women to put him and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin there. Achieving technical miracles and overcoming bureaucratic battles, daunting setbacks and tragedies, Apollo's engineers and scientists worked out how to transport human beings and their home comforts across a quarter of a million miles of hostile space, to live and work on the surface of an unexplored alien world.

The Eagle has landed - from the Apollo 11 Manual
Neil Armstrong's shadow intrudes on his famous photograph of the Lunar Module.

Forty years on, the reality of just how difficult it was to achieve a lunar landing is recounted in the Apollo 11 Manual.
Spacesuit - from the Apollo 11 Manual

The complexity of the space suit revealed - comprising the Extravehicular Mobility Unit, the Integrated Thermal Micrometeoroid Garment and the convoluted pressure suit.

With the aid of original NASA technical illustrations and stunning archive photographs, some previously unpublished, the down-to-earth text takes the reader behind the scenes to look at every aspect of the Apollo 11 mission, from raw fire-breathing power of the mighty Saturn V rocket, to the development of the astronauts' space suits.

The Apollo 11 Manual's unique 'how it works' and 'how you fly it' guides give an insight into launch procedures, 'flying' and landing the Lunar Module, walking on the Moon, and the Earth re-entry procedure. The Apollo 11 Manual chronicles the audacity of the engineers who dared to dream that such a voyage was possible and then made it happen.
Unique 'how it works' and 'how you fly it' guide to Apollo 11.
Expertly explained by an award-winning film-maker.
Stunning illustrations.
Beyond Apollo 11 - Apollos 12 to 20.
The legacy.
Author: Dr Christopher Riley is a broadcaster and film-maker specialising in history and science documentaries. In 2004 he won the Sir Arthur Clarke award for the BBC1 blockbuster series Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets. His latest film In the Shadow of the Moon: The Story of the Apollo Astronauts, won the World Cinema Audience Award in 2007.
Phil Dolling is an award-winning Executive Producer. He has worked for the BBC on many television programmes including Tomorrow's World, Space, Human Instinct, James May's 20th Century and Earth: The Power of the Planet.
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