Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest

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Acknowledgments

I would like to acknowledge assistance given by the staff at the NASA History Office, the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Lyndon Baines Johnson and John F. Kennedy Libraries, and the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Financial assistance was generously provided by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and by the University of St. Andrews. Friends and colleagues who provided small favors have been thanked in my own personal way, but I would like to give special thanks to David Onkst, who did sterling work in the NASA archives.

I must also thank my family—Sharon, Natalie, and Josh—who bravely endured my stories about the Moon.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1: Fly Me to the Moons 1
  • 2: Slaves to a Dream 12
  • 3: What Are We Waiting For? 29
  • 4: Sputnik 45
  • 5: The Red Rocket's Glare 61
  • 6: Muttnik 79
  • 7: Rocket Jocks 100
  • 8: Before This Decade is Out 121
  • 9: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters 153
  • 10: Lost in Space 183
  • 11: Sacrifices on the Altar of St. John 205
  • 12: Merry Christmas from the Moon 223
  • 13: Magnificent Desolation 233
  • 14: Nothing Left to Do 255
  • Notes 271
  • Bibliography 289
  • Index 293
  • About the Author 321
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