On 20 July 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. This is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the `space hardware' that made it all possible. This manual looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. It describes the space suits worn by the crew and their special life support and communications systems. We learn about how the Apollo 11 mission was flown - from launch procedures to `flying' the Saturn V and the `LEM', and from moon walking to the earth re-entry procedure.
Dr Christopher Riley is a broadcaster and film-maker specialising in history and science documentaries. In 2004 he won the Sir Arthur Clarke award for the BBC1 blockbuster series Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets. His latest film In the Shadow of the Moon: The Story of the Apollo Astronauts, won the World Cinema Audience Award in 2007.
Successful Haynes Manual format. Unique 'how it works' and 'how you fly it' guide to Apollo 11. Expertly explained by an award-winning film-maker. Stunning illustrations. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing.