Returning People to the Moon After Apollo - Will It Be Another 50 Years?

"the tension is palpable" / "very accessible style" / " impossible to put down" / "a wonderful book"
Ann Dunne, Astronomy Ireland, July 2019

 

July 2019 marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong took his famous first steps on the surface of the Moon. As people around the world celebrate the anniversary of this great American achievement, they might wonder why there have been no further human missions to the Moon since Apollo 17 in 1972.

This book analyses why the Apollo missions were possible while the equivalent program of the Soviet Union failed. The question of why we haven't sent humans back to the Moon is explored by drawing on the American and Soviet experiences.

The book then looks critically at today's programs and current plans for sending humans to the Moon, including those of NASA and the two American billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos as well as China.

The author draws on his 50 years' experience in the space industry including his involvement in the Apollo 8-13 missions to provide an exciting technical and historical perspective on the first race to the Moon and the one now underway. 

 

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