This July will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In celebration of this enormous milestone the University of Nebraska Press is offering a 50% discount on its celebrated spaceflight books. From the unsung heroes of mission … Continue reading News and Reviews
Francis French is the coauthor of Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961–1965 (Nebraska, 2007) and In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (Nebraska, 2010). His books and others are available for 50% off in our Spaceflight Sale for … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as a “Typical Astronaut”
Colin Burgess is the author of several books on spaceflight, including Shattered Dreams: The Lost and Cancelled Space Missions (Nebraska, 2019), Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969–1975 (Nebraska, 2010), and Teacher in Space: Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger Legacy … Continue reading Neil Armstrong: Just Too Good a Pilot?
This July will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In celebration of this enormous milestone we are offering a 50% discount on its celebrated spaceflight books. From the unsung heroes of mission control to the space … Continue reading Spaceflight Sale
On this day in 1969, the Apollo 11 spacecraft safely returned to Earth from the moon. This excerpt from Go, Flight!: The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965–1992 (Nebraska, 2015) gives insight to the weight of this accomplishment. From Chapter 7: A Bunch … Continue reading OTD in 1969: Apollo 11 Returns to Earth
Most Americans recognize names like Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan. But like the anchor beneath the surface that keeps the ship from drifting away, Armstrong and the other famous astronauts who made it to the moon owe their safe return … Continue reading The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
Read the beginning of Chapter 1, "The Whole World Was Watching" from another featured gift book, Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975 edited by Colin Burgess, foreword by Richard F. Gordon:
"The world watched and listened, breathless and mesmerized.
“Houston, this is Neil. Radio check.”
Could this really be happening? It all just seemed so . . . what’s the word for it? Unreal. That’s it. Unreal. This stuff happened in comic books, not in real life.