Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest

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For a very brief moment during the 1960s, America was moonstruck. Every boy dreamed of being an astronaut; every girl dreamed of marrying one. But despite the best efforts of a generation of scientists, the almost foolhardy heroics of the astronauts, and 35 billion dollars, the moon turned out to be a place of 'magnificent desolation', to use Buzz Aldrin's words. In Dark Side of the Moon, Gerard DeGroot reveals how NASA cashed in on the Americans' thirst for heroes in an age of discontent and became obsessed with putting a ...

Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest 2008, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9781844138319

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Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest 2006, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814719954

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