Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One Giant Leap for Mankind

On July 20, 1969 the world changed. When Neil Armstrong steped out on to the lunar surface, man truly broke the bonds of earth and aligned with the great explorers of history. Neil Armstrong understood this, but so to did the almost two dozen astronauts that would follow in his footsteps.

Andrew Chaikin, considered the definitive biographer of the Apollo missions, has now chronicled the words, the poetry and heart of the men of Apollo in his new bookVoices from the Moon: Apollo Astronauts Describe Their Lunar Experiences. Combined with over 160 breathtaking photos, the words of these astronauts truly take us to places we've never been.

My conversation with Andrew Chaikin:

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