History • Photography and Science
Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo: A Rare Photographic History
Winner of the 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Science
Winner of the Bronze Medal for Science in the 2016 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards
In this companion volume to John Bisney and J. L. Pickering’s extraordinary book of rare photographs from the Mercury and Gemini missions, the authors now present the rest of the Golden Age of US manned space flight with a photographic history of Project Apollo.
Beginning in 1967, Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo chronicles the program’s twelve missions and its two follow-ons, Skylab and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The authors draw from rarely seen NASA, industry, and news media images, taking readers to the Moon, on months-long odysseys above Earth, and finally on the first international manned space flight in 1975.
The book pairs many previously unpublished images from Pickering’s unmatched collection of Cold War–era space photographs with extended captions—identifying many NASA, military, and contract workers and participants for the first time—to provide comprehensive background information about the exciting climax and conclusion of the Space Race.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
John Bisney and J. L. Pickering are also the authors of Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini: A Rare Photographic History. John Bisney is a correspondent who covered the space program for more than thirty years for CNN, the Discovery Channel, and Sirius/XM Radio, among other news outlets. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. J. L. Pickering lives in Bloomington, Illinois. He is a space-flight historian who has been archiving rare space images and historic artifacts for some forty years.
“These ‘Moonshots and Snapshots’ provide a new perspective on NASA’s Project Apollo. . . . Bisney and Pickering don’t just focus on the iconic images that we all recognize; instead, they opened their lens to the machinery behind the missions (computers and other hardware), the astronauts’ pranks, and the rank-and-file NASA workers who made it all happen.”--
Modern Notion Daily
“Together, [Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini and Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo] are a treat for any space buff and, for the true believers, a reminder that even greater journeys may lie just ahead.”--
“J. L. Pickering and John Bisney have done it again! . . . Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo comes with SpaceFlight Insider’s highest recommendation. It is an excellent follow-on to Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini: A Rare Photographic History as well as an exceptional addition to any space enthusiast’s library.”--
“Pairs many previously unpublished images from Pickering’s collection with captions that identify many NASA, military, and contract workers.”--
“In resurrecting many obscure photos the authors have provided a valuable, and highly desirable, compendium of outstanding pictures from an age when each flight saw the release of perhaps fewer than one-hundred stock shots.”--
9 x 12 in. 272 pages 1,025 color photos