SHADOW OF THE MOON EBOOK
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But I think Berlin became a bit too small for her and she was a bit too over the top as she put it in her last interview that will be shown at my multimedia-based reading. She always liked to come back here also because some of her relatives still lived here and still do.
Can you tell us about that? The ebook itself is only an ebook, but the show will be multimedia based. It is about my time as lover, guitar player and drug addict with her between and and more encounters later on until she died in and I organized her funeral.
Photo: Unknown. Lutz, Nico, and John Cale. CBGB What is going down at Lichtblick Kino this Saturday the 17th? I will read in english some chapters from my ebook, play some songs I wrote for her, show some Musicclips among them the sensational and never shown before video from her first appearance in Berlin in with John Cale and Brian Eno. This clip from video artist Michael Geissler has been found recently and had been edited by the ZKM which gave me the permission to show it.
But it just went on and on. It was important — it was a test flight in a whole different way, as the first divorce among a group of men who were being portrayed as the squeakiest of the squeaky clean and really it's no wonder the disillusionment hit so hard, given the snow job perpetrated by NASA. But the level of detail was immense. And to be honest, though I knew virtually nothing about the history of the Russian quest for the moon landing I was fine with that.
It's part of the theme of the book — the voyage to the moon — but I wasn't expecting the Russian side, and I simply was just not interested. Maybe if it had alternated a bit more regularly with the American program it would have held my interest a bit better, but as it was there was a long chunk of the Russian program dropped in about midway, and — like Eisele's divorce — it just went on and on.
And yet though it brings in the death of cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, but I had to look him up to find out what happened. One of those interruptions might have made me miss a mention, but I didn't hear it. Overall, it's kind of hard to separate my reaction to the content of the book like the fact that equipment for lunar landings after Apollo 17 was already built — — and apparently either went straight into storage or was scrapped from my reaction to the writing and narration.
There were a couple of sections — while astronauts were vomiting right and left, and when the disillusionment set in — when I would have been content slapping the whole thing with two stars, whatever else happened.
And there were times when the narrator's way of using slight variations on the same voice for all of the quotes in the book got on my last nerve.
And I found the end of the book quite abrupt — there, done, that's — literally — all they wrote. But the book also relayed the story of those early years quite effectively, those primitive early flights.
How terrifying a loss of telemetry was.
How even the most prepared astronaut or engineer could be caught off guard by the simplest thing in this brand new environment. It was fascinating to learn that Michael Collins was a bit claustrophobic; that sextants were still being used in ; and for the meaning of "dark-adapted eye" also the title of a Ruth Rendell novel to finally click in my mind.
On the whole, it was quite worthwhile. Who needs illusion and idealism, anyway? Being jaded makes life much less painful. I received a copy of this audiobook from the narrator via the Goodreads Audiobooks group — thank you. A few more quotes: Humans have not returned to the moon since. The reward to risk ration went down. Put them all together There's always this controversy, too, over 'why spend all this money in space?
Not a damn nickel has been spent in space — it's spent right here, right here on earth. I think of our advances in technology, and I think the space program has given them all to us.
Our standard of living and the advances in technology have been accelerated because of our space program. The only other event that accelerates technology is war. You know which one I would choose? I think you would too. You always hear about so many social ills that this country has to take care of.
I propose to you that if our social ills had been a priority back in the 's and 's, the western boundary of the United States would be Virginia's Allegheny Mountains. Gordon, Jr. I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer —— born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free—body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow.
Which has nothing to do with anything. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?
The commander was ruling himself out of becoming the first person to walk on the moon. The reasons he did so are sound, practical ones, and show that this crew's dedication to test piloting excellence was more important to them than personal glory.
View all 4 comments. Mar 27, Michael Jandrok rated it it was amazing. I need to do a couple of housekeeping tasks before we get to the main review, so feel free to skip on down a couple of paragraphs if you have no interest in listening to me get on my personal soapbox and venting a bit. Students in the United States suffer when compared to other countries around the world when it comes to math and science proficiency, and I need to do a couple of housekeeping tasks before we get to the main review, so feel free to skip on down a couple of paragraphs if you have no interest in listening to me get on my personal soapbox and venting a bit.
Students in the United States suffer when compared to other countries around the world when it comes to math and science proficiency, and this gap MUST be closed if the U.
One look at this graph will give you an idea as to where the U. As you can easily see, we have a lot of work ahead of us if we wish to once again become a scientifically literate society. To my knowledge it is the only book series to present a thorough history of international space exploration from the early days of rocketry all the way to the privatization of space travel.
I cannot say enough good things about this series. At the very least every public library should own a set. Thanks for bearing with me. Seeing as is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, I thought that it would be a good idea to place some reading focus on the events at hand. A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, That said, the knowledge base alone makes up for any slight shortcomings.
Stuff like this: The astronauts had all been groomed to be All-American Boys who stuck to the straight and narrow, but the truth of the matter was far from that.
It was hardly unusual for an astronaut to give in to the temptation of what was essentially a rock star existence and have a girlfriend down at the Cape. Most of the affairs were low-key and kept hushed up, but Eisele broke that mold in a very public way, derailing his career in the process. Others would come forth in his wake, but as the first to publicly split with his wife, he was the unfortunate guinea-pig for what was essentially a life in a vacuum. The fiery accident that claimed the lives on Ed White, Gus Grissom, and Roger Chaffee is described in detail, from the circumstances that caused the accident to the eventual aftermath, and then onto the renewed effort to make sure that future Apollo missions would be the safest that they could possibly be.
Any and all room for error was eliminated by the engineers working in tandem with the astronauts, and the payoff was a hugely successful space program that allowed humans to walk the face of an alien world. Though Apollo 7 was a challenging mission, the transcripts of the flight reveal a crew that was functioning at a high level and working well with the flight controllers.
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Gene Kranz himself is the first to admit that ground control did not stick to the established flight plan and overloaded the mission with unexpected testing and experiments. That this mission performed so well was a testament to how quickly the astronauts could adapt to new data and expectations quite literally on the fly.
There are also several sections of the book dedicated to the Russian space exploration of the era, and these are fascinating case studies in and of themselves. The untimely death of Chief Designer Sergei Korolev seems to be one of the key reasons why the Soviets were not able to keep up with the American space program.
His death left a void in direction and leadership that seemed to paralyze the Russians for a significant period of time. Had he not died when he did the race for the moon might have been much closer than it ended up being. And you know, I could go on and on, but the fact is that you need this book and this entire series of books if you have even a passing interest in space exploration.
I was astronaut crazy as a kid, and reading these books gives me so much more insight to an era that captured my imagination, and the imaginations of millions of other kids and adults. Apr 21, Michael Flanagan rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the Shadow of the Moon delivers an extremely well researched look at the race to put man on the moon. This is done by following the Gemini program through to Apollo They step the reader through t In the Shadow of the Moon delivers an extremely well researched look at the race to put man on the moon.
They step the reader through the Gemini and early Apollo flights weaving together the story from the astronauts themselves with good ole fashion facts.
I walked away from this book with a lot more knowledge on the early space program of both Superpowers as well as a unique personal view of what it was like to reach for the stars. In the Shadow of the Moon is an example of history writing at its best. Jul 03, Smh rated it it was amazing. This is second of three books by Francis French and Colin Burgess covering the history of manned space exploration. It's an incredible book It covers both US and Soviet space travel and provides a detailed account with comments from many of the astronauts and cosmonauts.
I thought I knew a lot about the Gemini and Apollo programs - this book's focus. I learned so much m This is second of three books by Francis French and Colin Burgess covering the history of manned space exploration.
I learned so much more by reading this book. Jun 22, Jim rated it liked it. A workmanlike look at the U. This book is the second of a trilogy looking at the entirety of the race to the moon and its exploration by the United States.
Overall I enjoyed the book in the same way I enjoy a really well written Wikipedia entry. I get all the information I want, with the pleasure being the information itself and not so much the writing. It was A workmanlike look at the U. It was cool having such a detailed description of each Gemini mission which is often overlooked in the history of the space race.
The sections that looked at the Russian program were also interesting in I had read very little about it in the past. Detailed and lengthy reflections by the Astronauts and Cosmonauts themselves was also interesting. Where this book falls short in my opinion is in its obvious attempt to avoid any hint of controversy. Astronaut biographies read like NASA press releases, and in sections that looked at controversies that were so public they could not be ignored the authors inevitably tried to take as sunny a view of them as possible.
If you are looking for a good first book to read on this era of space history you could do worse than this book. If you are looking for a book that puts the space race into a wider political, social and economic context you should look elsewhere. A good book on this topic is …The Heavens and the Earth: Jun 26, Andrew rated it really liked it. Great book on the Apollo space program, although not the very best book of the many I have read on the subject, it is right up there near the top of the pile.
Apr 21, James rated it liked it. Stories from the race-to-the-moon era, with lots of direct quotations from those who were there, on both the Soviet and American sides. I was surprised that the book ended so abruptly at Apollo 11 and treated it almost like a footnote. Aug 03, Roopkumar Balachandran rated it it was amazing Shelves: The cover of the book caught my attention to pick up from the library. The book is about the race to reach Moon.
Foreground is Moon and the crescent is the Earth. First photo of Earth from Moon. Image courtesy NASA. It is well researched and the author has given much details about the space programs to put man on the moon, he also given the biography of each astronauts and selected cosmonauts in the space race. The vivid description of each mission is worth mentioning.
In the Shadow of the Moon
The description given for The cover of the book caught my attention to pick up from the library. Below are some of the images from NASA website. Gemini III lift off The difficulties faced in each mission, how the astronauts coped with inside the capsule, the space walk they performed and how they mastered, docking procedures and re entry procedures are worth mentioning.
We can feel how much difficulties the astronauts suffered. After the loss of three precious lives of Astronauts they created faultless rockets to put man on the Moon.
I enjoyed reading the book and I wanted to download this book for my future reference. May 04, Michael rated it it was amazing. I have a great interest in the space program, being a child of the 60's. I admit I was born in 69 on the Apollo 11 launch date, but always had the memory of my mother telling me often that she was making me watch the moon landing at the hospital. So I always had a fascination for the era which persists to this day.
Listening to audiobooks on the subject, particularly the Apollo program, is a favorite pastime of mine. I was fortunate to be able to get a free copy of this from the narrator, but it I have a great interest in the space program, being a child of the 60's. I was fortunate to be able to get a free copy of this from the narrator, but it was on my list of books to download eventually.
Of all the audiobooks on the subject I've listened too, I did find that I learnt a lot on this book on the crews that I didn't know. The book covered well the manned Gemini and Apollo mission up to the Apollo I note that one of the authors Francis French has a separate book covering an earlier period Into That Silent Sea , also available on Audible.
This book also spends a little time on an aside covering the Soviet space program. Primarily the focus of this book is the crews only, in often times their backstories, and their mission.
I don't think that the publisher description of the book is clear enough in this regard. It did touch on other aspects, but not many. The unmanned missions weren't discussed, nor were many of the ground staff and technical and engineering aspects. It was a book about the astronauts.
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In that respect though I felt it did a very admirable job covering it. I would personally however love to find a book that covers the Apollo program itself in wider detail, with more stories on the engineering such as the Saturn V, the LEM development, the CSM development, etc. There might be one but I've not found it - if anyone has a recommendation, let me know!
Gary Willprecht's narration was excellent, and was easy listening. Enough differentiation was put into characters dialog to distinguish it from the text narrative of the book as well.
In all a recommended addition to the series. I'd be glad to read the next book, if the authors produce one covering the all of the missions after Apollo Therefore the description of the book grabbed me right off the bat. I have read a number of space related books, both paper and audio, and this ranks high in that list. A lot of interesting facts, anecdotes, and stories that let you learn the different personalities of the mission teams, particularly the flight crews.
I knew a lot of the problems encountered in the space program from the engineering side of things beforehand, but learned a lot more about them from the flight crew perspective in this book.
Narration on a book like this which includes facts, interviews, and papers can be tricky. The narrator here had, for me, the perfect voice quality, tone, intonations and pacing.
There are both explanatory passages, stories, and interview excerpts throughout the book, which I had no trouble distinguishing. I especially appreciated the change in voice made when reading a quote which not only distinguished it from the rest of the section, but overall made for a very nice listening experience. I would definitely recommend listening over eye-ball reading the book.
I received a review copy of this book for my honest opinion. Aug 13, Melissa Dwyer rated it liked it. Originally rated G by Dale J. Bizub In the Shadow of the Moon tells the story of the most exciting and challenging years in spaceflight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon.
Their book explores the inspirations, ambitions, personalities, and experiences of the sele Originally rated G by Dale J. A well written but in-depth study of early spaceflight, this book chronicles missions through the eyes of the participants. A little more of an advanced read, some high school students may find it interesting and informative. Bizub — Allderdice HS A very good book on the history in human space flight. It is a long one considering it covers only the Gemini and early Apollo flights between The events and the technicality are already well documented in many places, so the major differentiator of this book is its focus on the people.
Many of its interviews look at what the astronauts went through from a personal stand point, both in the space and on earth. I received the audiobook version for free from the narrator in exchange for a A very good book on the history in human space flight. I received the audiobook version for free from the narrator in exchange for a honest review.
The narrator did a fine job on a 18hr non-fiction book that is very interview-centric. His tone variation enhance the listening experience. It could be difficult to voice for so many different interviewees but he handled it well.
I just realized this is the second book of a long series on human space flight Outward Odyssey. I like the series' approach and already have my hands on the first and third books, which talk about early space flight and post-Apollo 11 era. Looking forward to read them.
Mar 26, Gary Willprecht rated it it was amazing. Being very young when the Gemini flights were taking place, I was very interested in learning the tasks each Gemini mission set out to accomplish.
We knew very little about travel in space, each mission added to our understanding of equipment needs, affects on the human body and technical know-how.Highly recommended. Francis French. Just below them was the slope, its foot masked in the thick shadows of the woods.
This, then, was the end of the trail—for what human being could withstand the fury of that hairy mountain of thews and ferocity? I was and am a Trekkie.
The Night the Lights Went Out.