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Volume 6: “The Eagle has landed”

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Volume 6: “The Eagle has landed”

20.00

Following a ‘dress rehearsal’ in lunar orbit the previous May, on July 16, 1969, the eyes of the world focused on Cape Canaveral as a mighty Saturn V rocket blasted the Apollo 11 spacecraft towards the Moon. Kennedy’s deadline was about to be met with just five months to spare. Having seen their own hopes of landing a man on the Moon go up in flames with the failed launch of their giant N1 Moon rocket, the Soviet Union made a bid to steal some of the Americans’ thunder by attempting to launch an unmanned lunar lander of their own. But nothing could detract from Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong’s historic ‘giant leap for mankind’ on July 21, watched, it is said, by one seventh of the world’s population.

Format: 220 x 280 mm casebound with dust jacket and ribbon, 96 pages 

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Following a ‘dress rehearsal’ in lunar orbit the previous May, on July 16, 1969, the eyes of the world focused on Cape Canaveral as a mighty Saturn V rocket blasted the Apollo 11 spacecraft towards the Moon. Kennedy’s deadline was about to be met with just five months to spare. Having seen their own hopes of landing a man on the Moon go up in flames with the failed launch of their giant N1 Moon rocket, the Soviet Union made a bid to steal some of the Americans’ thunder by attempting to launch an unmanned lunar lander of their own. But nothing could detract from Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong’s historic ‘giant leap for mankind’ on July 21, watched, it is said, by one seventh of the world’s population.

Format: 220 x 280 mm casebound with dust jacket and ribbon, 96 pages