Apollo's legacy : perspectives on the Moon landings / Roger D. Launius
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xxiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-230) and index.
Versions of reality -- A moment in time -- The most powerful technology ever conceived -- Heroes in a vacuum -- Ex luna, scientia -- Apollo imagery and vicarious exploration -- Applying knowledge from Apollo to this-world problems -- Apollo and the religion of spaceflight -- Abandoned in place -- Denying the Apollo Moon landings.
The Apollo missions marked the first time human beings left Earth's orbit and visited another world. Launius surveys a wide range of viewpoints and narratives, both positive and negative, surrounding the program. These include the argument that Apollo epitomizes American technological-- and political-- progress; technological and scientific advances garnered from the program; critiques from both sides of the political spectrum about the program's expenses; and even conspiracy theories and denials of the program's very existence. -- adapted from jacket
9781588346490 (hardcover)
1588346498 (hardcover)
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