Good Reading : June 2010
JUNE 2010 ı goodreading 9 coffee table 1 Moonfire by Norman Mailer is published by Taschen, rrp $99.00. The Prime Crew of Apollo 11 on April 13, 1969, posed around a six-foot model that mapped every major crater and mountain known to date. Left to right: Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Mission Commander Neil Armstrong. Photo, Ralph Morse. New York City, August 13, hours after the astronauts were released from their 21-day quarantine. That same day, ticker- tape parades were held in their honour in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Other American cities were to honour the men in the coming weeks before the astronauts left with their wives on a 24-city Presidential Goodwill Tour, dubbed ‘Project Giant Step’ and commonly referred to as the ‘Giant Leap’ tour. Photo, Neil Leifer. shoot for the moon In Moonfire, a new photographic record of the lead-up to, and the event of, the first moon landing, we are treated to hundreds of glossy images -- many of them never before published -- telling the story of this amazing jour ney. It is accompanied by excerpts from NORMAN MAILER's 1970 book, Of a Fire on the Moon. ‘You don’t hear it in your ears,’ Collins remarked on the first few seconds of Apollo 11’s flight. ‘You feel it in your body’. Photo, Bettmann/Corbis.