Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth

Category: Historical
Author: Andrew Smith
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by japhyr   2019-03-24
You might be interested in a book called Moondust. The author realized in the early 2000s that at some point soon all of the astronauts who walked on the moon would be gone. He set out to interview each of them about their experiences at the time, and since visiting the moon.

It's a mix of space history and personal reflections on the perspective they got, that none of us will likely have.

by japhyr   2018-10-01
I am currently reading Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth, by Andrew Smith. Around 2002, he decided to track down all the people who walked on the moon and are still living, and ask the basic question, "What do you do after you've walked on the moon?"

It's a fascinating mix of personal stories, science, and a sense of what it was like for people from all parts of society to experience the moon frenzy of the late 60s/ early 70s.