Monday, July 6, 2009
Team Moon - Catherine Thimmesh
Excellent book! I really like the approach she took to giving credit to the 400,000 plus people that were involved in making it possible to land a man on the moon. It is still awe inspiring to think back to what was accomplished in such a short time by the dedicated people at all levels. The book is full of color photographs and quotes from astronauts whose names you will know, but it refreshingly quotes and gives credit to many of the "backroom" and industry folks. These range from the aerospace engineers working on the recovery chutes to the heroic efforts of the team battling the high winds at the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia. It took all of these special people to make the dream come true.