Moon Rush: The New Space Race

Version: Unabridged
Author: Leonard David
Narrator: Dan Woren
Genres: History, Science & Technology
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Published In: May 2019
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 22 minutes
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Veteran space journalist digs into the science and technology-past, present, and future-central to our explorations of Earth's only satellite, the space destination most hotly pursued today.

In these rich pages, veteran science journalist Leonard David explores the moon in all its facets, from ancient myth to future Moon Village plans. Illustrating his text with maps, graphics, and photographs, David offers inside information about how the United States, allies and competitors, as well as key private corporations like Moon Express and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, plan to reach, inhabit, and even harvest the moon in the decades to come.

Spurred on by the Google Lunar XPRIZE-$20 million for the first to get to the moon and send images home-the twenty-first-century space race back to the moon has become more urgent, and more timely, than ever. Accounts of these new strategies are set against past efforts, including stories never before told about the Apollo missions and Cold War plans for military surveillance and missile launches from the moon. Timely and fascinating, this book sheds new light on our constant lunar companion, offering reasons to gaze up and see it in a different way than ever before.

Author Details

Author Details

David, Leonard

Leonard David is an award-winning space journalist who has been reporting on space activities for over fifty years. He frequently contributes to the website as their "Space Insider Columnist" and is the coauthor of Buzz Aldrin's Mission to Mars. In 2015, he became the first recipient of the American Astronautical Society's Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History in the category of journalism, and in 2010 he received the National Space Press Club Award.