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.
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 Many of them previously unpublished, these images document the development of the agency and the mission, life inside the command module and on the Moon’s surface, and the world’s jubilant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 1,969 copies
Each copy includes a Plexiglas-framed, ready-to-hang archival-quality numbered photographic print, produced using the revolutionary new Skia printing technique, 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 print
XXL 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 fold-outs
Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology, no expense has been spared to restore the original photographic materials to the highest possible standards
English language edition
Collector’s Edition No. 1–1,957
Limited to 1,957 numbered copies
Packaged in a custom-molded white resin box with a convex Plexiglas window
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