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On the 50th Anniversary of mankind's giant leap…

From Apollo 1's disastrous cabin fire to Apollo 13's daring return to Earth and the last men to walk on the Moon during Apollo 17, this fully illustrated account covers NASA's human spaceflight program that saw twelve men walk on the Moon.

With its premium leather binding, a hubbed spine accented with true 22kt gold, and gilded page ends, this luxurious volume is the state-of-the-art in fine bookmaking.

9 ¼” x 11 ¾”, 192pp
3 Monthly Installments of $48
Now accepting orders.  This product will be available in late November.
Features include:
- Fully bound in genuine leather.
- 22kt gold deeply inlaid on the “hubbed” spine.
- Superbly printed on acid-neutral paper that lasts for generations.
- Sewn pages – not just glued like ordinary books.
- Satin-ribbon page marker.
- Gilded page ends.
- Bound in the USA.
- Rigorous inspection at every stage ensures adherence to our exacting standards.
- Superb craftsmanship and commitment to quality.

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About the Book

On the 50th Anniversary of mankind's giant leap…

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” declared President John F. Kennedy before Congress on May 25, 1961.

No nation had ever attempted such a grand undertaking. The cost would be vast. The dangers were unknown. The technology didn't exist. But on July 20, 1969 American astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, stepped on to the lunar surface. When the Apollo program ended in 1972, 12 men had walked on the moon.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, Easton Press presents the illustrated history of the “space race” to the moon -- APOLLO: The Mission to Land a Man on the Moon, an exclusive leather-bound Collector's Edition.

"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."

Beginning with the development of rocket technology and the first rival space missions by the U.S. and the Soviet Union, APOLLO: The Mission to Land a Man on the Moon chronicles in words and glorious illustrations the technical innovations, daring experiments, political decisions, and individual vision and courage that shaped the first decades of space exploration.

These pages take the reader through the triumphs and tragedies of the increasingly complex manned space missions, describing the landmark engineering breakthroughs and profiling the key people – scientists, engineers, politicians, and astronauts – of both the American and Russian space programs.

The history of space exploration's “Golden Age” comes to life in hundreds of brilliant historic pictures, including gorgeous full-color images from the moon, and full-size graphics that explain the technology of the missions and the workings of the rockets, capsules, command modules, lunar vehicles.

Comprehensive, accessible, and wonderfully illustrated, APOLLO: The Mission to Land a Man on the Moon is a stirring celebration of one of humanity's most exciting and ambitious achievements.

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