Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts
July 20, 2009, marks the40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11. The eleven Apollo ... Show synopsis July 20, 2009, marks the40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11. The eleven Apollo missions are a benchmark in the annals of human exploration. Apollo is a photographiccommemoration ofthe Apollo lunar missions as seen through the eyes of the astronauts. Each of the surviving24 astronauts from the Apollo missions has chosen a favorite photograph from his space flight especially for this book. These selections are accompanied by other iconic photographs from the Apollo missions. Bestselling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking contributes a foreword; veteran journalist Michael Cabbage's introduction explores the role of the astronaut as a witness to history; andphotographer Annie Leibovitzreflects on the worldwide impact of the Apollo photographs. Apollo is the only book on the Apollo missions to be created by NASA, and is the perfect commemorative volume about this epochal program, where legendary achievement was recorded in powerful images.