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Across The Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings

Author: Earl Swift.

Across The Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings

Author: Earl Swift.

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Item #: D32594
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Mariner
ISBN: 9780062986542
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin trod a sliver of flat lunar desert smaller than a football field, but later Apollo crews explored an area the size of Manhattan. This was possible, the author of Chesapeake Requiem points out here, for one very American reason: they drove. Focusing in on the 1972 expedition of Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt, this inspiring accoun... More
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Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin trod a sliver of flat lunar desert smaller than a football field, but later Apollo crews explored an area the size of Manhattan. This was possible, the author of Chesapeake Requiem points out here, for one very American reason: they drove. Focusing in on the 1972 expedition of Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt, this inspiring account of the astronauts and scientists who made the later moon missions possible is also a history of the truly remarkable Lunar Roving Vehicle.


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