Northern Arizona Space Training (Hardcover)

Northern Arizona Space Training By Kevin Schindler, William Sheehan, Foreword By Carolyn Shoemaker (Foreword by) Cover Image
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During the 1960s and early 1970s, northern Arizona played a critical role in fulfilling President Kennedy's bold challenge of sending humans to the moon. From the rocky depths of the Grand Canyon to lofty cosmic views from Flagstaff's dark skies, northern Arizona was ideal for activities ranging from moon buggy testing and geology training to lunar mapping and mission simulation. Every astronaut who walked on the moon, from Neil Armstrong to Gene Cernan, prepared for his journey in northern Arizona, and all used maps created by Flagstaff artists to navigate their way around the lunar surface. This book captures the spirit of these pioneers with stunning images from NASA, the US Geological Survey, and others.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467126137
ISBN-10: 1467126136
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: June 19th, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America