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The Earth gazers, on seeing ourselves, Christopher Potter

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The Earth gazers, on seeing ourselves, Christopher Potter
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-440) and index
Illustrations
illustrationsplates
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The Earth gazers
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1018176927
Responsibility statement
Christopher Potter
Sub title
on seeing ourselves
Summary
Only twenty-four people have seen the whole earth. The most beautiful and influential photographs ever made were taken, almost as an afterthought, by the astronauts of the Apollo space program from the moon. The Earth Gazers is a book about the long road to the capture of the unforgettable images of Earth taken from space. It is a history of the space program and of the ways in which it transformed our view of the earth and changed the lives of the astronauts who walked in space and on the moon. It is the story of the often blemished visionaries who inspired that journey into space: Charles Lindbergh, Robert Goddard and Wernher Von Braun, and of the courageous pilots who were the first humans to escape the Earth's orbit. These twenty-four people saw Earth in all its singular glory, and the legacy of the stories of these "Earth Gazers," resonate richly even today
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