Through the Eyes of the Astronauts
ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9780810921467, 130pp.
Publication Date: June 2009
Apollo is a photographic commemoration of the Apollo lunar missions as seen through the eyes of the astronauts. Each of the surviving 21 astronauts from the Apollo missions has chosen a favorite photograph from his space flight especially for this book. These selections are accompanied by other iconic photographs from the Apollo missions. Bestselling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking contribute a foreword on the meaning of the space exploration. July 20, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11. Apollo is the only photographic book on the Apollo missions to be created by NASA, and is the perfect commemorative volume about this epochal program, where legendary achievement was recorded in powerful images.
Michael Cabbage is the space editor for the "Orlando Sentinel". Before that, he wrote for "Florida Today" and the "South Florida Sun Sentinel". He has covered more than 40 shuttle missions and written about spaceflight on three continents. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2001/2002.
Constance Moore is an editor and writer who has had a lifelong romance with the work of Jane Austen. She lives in London.