To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing, TASCHEN has paired Norman Mailer's seminal text with spectacular photography--from the archives of NASA, "LIFE" magazine, and many other sources--to create a unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time. It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century: On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins met John F. Kennedy's call for a manned Moon landing by the end of the 1960s. A decade of tests ...
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing, TASCHEN has paired Norman Mailer's seminal text with spectacular photography--from the archives of NASA, "LIFE" magazine, and many other sources--to create a unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time. It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century: On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins met John F. Kennedy's call for a manned Moon landing by the end of the 1960s. A decade of tests and training, a staff of 400,000 engineers and scientists, a budget of $24 billion, and the most powerful rocket ever launched all combined in an unprecedented event watched by millions the world over. And no one captured the men, the mood, and the machinery like Norman Mailer. One of the greatest writers of the 20th Century, Norman Mailer was hired by" LIFE" in 1969 to cover the Moon shot. His three-part feature was the longest nonfiction piece LIFE had published. He enhanced and extended his reportage with deeper reflection in the brilliantly crafted book, "Of a Fire on the Moon," excerpted here for the first time. Equally adept at examining the science of space travel and the psychology of the men involved--from Saturn V rocket engineer Wernher von Braun, to the crucial NASA support staff, to the three astronauts--Mailer provides provocative and trenchant insights into this epoch-making event. Illustrating this volume are hundreds of the best photographs and maps from the NASA vaults, magazine archives, and private collections. Many of them previously unpublished, these images document the development of the agency and the mission, life inside the command module and on the Moon's surface, and the world's jubilant reaction to the landing. This edition includes an original introduction by Colum McCann and captions by leading Apollo 11 experts, explaining the history and science behind the images, citing the mission log and publications of the day, and post-flight astronaut interviews. Limited to 1969 copies in two editionsEach copy includes a Plexiglas-framed, ready-to-hang, archival-quality, numbered photographic print, producedusing the revolutionary new Skia printingtechnique, and signed by Buzz Aldrin. "This shot of Aldrin walking on the Moon is ""the definitive image of the Apollo 11 mission, ""and one of the most iconic photos ever taken." Hardcover in box with printXXL format: 36.5 x 44 cm (14.4 x 17.3 in.); with framed print: 32.5 x 40 cm (12.8 x 15.7 in.)348 pages, including 4 foldoutsUtilizing state-of-the-art digital technology, no expense has been spared to restore the original photographic materials to the highest possible standardsEnglish language edition No. 1-1957Limited to 1957 numbered copiesPackaged in a custom-molded white resin box with a convex Plexiglas window No. 1958-1969 LUNAR ROCK EDITION Marc Newson designed this special edition of only 12 copiesEach copy comes with a unique specimen of lunar rock, ranging in weight from a slice of the moon at 0.4 grams to 30.34 grams, one of the largest lunar meteorites ever found on EarthSpecifications and prices available on request
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