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Apollo 11 - an owner's Manual, Haynes 2009
On July 20 1969 US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. But it had taken 400,000 men and women across the United States to put him and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin there. From the raw fire breathing power of the mighty Saturn V rocket to the individual stitching on the finger tips of a pressure suit glove, this book chronicles the audacity of engineers who dared to dream that such a voyage was possible and then made it happen.
Space Odyssey - voyage to the planets, BBC Books 2004
It will be the greatest adventure that humans have ever embarked on. Six years in space, away from Earth, voyaging further and faster than anyone before them. Demanding the courage to face incredible dangers, it is a quest that will define new frontiers for our species. This is the story of Project Pegasus, the first manned voyage to the planets.
Space Odyssey - Mission Reports, BBC Books 2004
Mission scientist Zoe Lessard walks across the patchwork of molten lava that forms the surface of Io. Bigger than anything she has ever seen, Jupiter fills the sky. Its Great Red Spot seems fixed on her like an evil eye. Follow Commander Tom Kirby and the crew of the Pegasus on the journey of a lifetime! This book is a space adventure based on real science, using amazing CGI-generated images taken from the TV series to bring the experience of travelling to other planets vividly to life.
Contributing Writer, (author of space exploration chapter)
Encyclopedia of the Universe, Harper Collins 2001
This illustrated encyclopaedia sets out to explain how the Universe works and to describe every feature. The book is designed to bring all the history and concepts to life providing an up to date explanation of how the universe works. It is divided into eight chapters: Explore the Universe; History of Astronomy; Laws of Time and Space; Quantum Mechanics; The Past, Present and Future of the Universe; What's in the Universe and Watching the Sky; & Space Exploration.
The Planets, BBC Books 1999
The book to accompany the TV series.
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