Inigo Thomas: Apollo 11, 15 August 2019
Show More Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race by Roger D.Launius.
Yale, 256 pp., £20, July 2019, 978 0 300 23046 8Show More
The Moon: A History for the Future by Oliver Morton.
Economist Books, 334 pp., £20, May 2019, 978 1 78816 254 8Show More
“... In Neil Armstrong’s photograph of Buzz Aldrin standing on the moon, taken with a camera strapped to his chest, Aldrin stands at ease, his right arm hanging loosely at his side, the left raised as if he’s about to do something – look at his watch, perhaps? The photograph was taken fifty years ago, on 20 July 1969, and it’s one of the most recognisable photographs from the Apollo missions, among the most famous photographs ever taken ...”