The legendary Queen guitarist, Brian May, released a new book that reveals what Neil Armstrong saw when he became the first person on the moon.
A range of spectacular images of the first moon walk, including unpublished photos, will allow the reader to see the lunar landscape first-hand.
The new book, called Mission Moon 3-D, aims to help readers relive the great space race with a beautifully illustrated journey through the events that led to the lunar landing of Apollo 11 in July 1969.
A rare image of Neil Armstrong during his spacewalk and a selfie by his partner Buzz Aldrin are some of the most surprising images in the book.
The 3-D research team of Mission Moon delved into the archives of NASA and Russian sources to get the captivating historical images to realize the incredible adventures of Apollo from the past into the present.
The collection is the largest set of stereo photos in the history of the Apollo program, with more than 150 unique views.
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Under pressure: the cover of the new book shows this image of Charlie Duke, the Pilot of the Apollo 16 Lunar Module, on the surface of the Moon that collects geological samples on April 21, 1972.
One Vision: Buzz Aldrin (pictured) was the first astronaut to capture a selfie in space, during the Gemini XII fight in 1966, this image appears in chapter 3 of the new book that begins by talking about the consequences of the murder of Kennedy
Brian May has a doctorate in astrophysics and co-wrote the book with Dave Eicher, Editor of Astronomy Magazine.
The aim of the couple is to present a new perspective on the famous space race between the US space agency Nasa and its Russian counterpart Roscosmos.
As they celebrate the achievements of astronauts and scientists, both Eicher and May unearth fascinating stories of astronauts and investigate in detail the scientific results of each mission.
The images touch on the history of human interest, exploring the mentality of the rare and brave individuals who developed the friendship between astronauts and cosmonauts as the space race matured.
Powerful first-hand memories of the few remaining Apollo astronauts, including Charlie Duke and Jim Lovell, accompany the images, providing an intimate vision of an experience that only a few have been aware of.
It also includes a special section of tribute to astronauts lost by the dangers of space exploration.
Do not stop me now: Alexei Lenov (left), Brian May (center) and Neil Armstrong (right) speak at a conference in 2011
A Kind of Magic: Earthrise as seen from behind the lunar limb in all its fascinating beauty by the Apollo 11 team before its legendary landing on the Moon.
Princes of the Universe: Neil Armstrong next to the lunar module. The US flag is also visible. UU And the solar wind experiment that took place in all the Apollo missions.
Look to the heavens and observe: on March 7, 1969, the Apollo 9 Lunar Module, Spider (pictured), made its first autonomous test flight in orbit around Earth.
WHAT WAS THE APOLO PROGRAM?
The NASA photo taken on July 16, 1969 shows the huge Apollo 11 spacecraft, spaceship 107 / Saturn module 506) of 363 feet high launched from platform A, launch complex 39. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), at 9:32 am (EDT).
Apollo was the NASA program that was launched in 1961 and got the man on the moon.
The first four flights tested the team for the Apollo Program and six of the other seven flights landed on the moon.
The first manned mission to the moon was Apollo 8, which surrounded it on Christmas Eve in 1968, but did not land.
The crew of Apollo 9 spent ten days orbiting the Earth and completed the first manned flight of the lunar module, the section of the Apollo rocket that later landed on the Moon with Neil Armstrong.
The Apollo 11 mission was the first to land on the moon on July 20, 1969.
The capsule landed in the Sea of Tranquility, with mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the lunar surface while Collins remained in orbit around the moon.
When Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon, he said: That's a small step for (a) man; a great leap for humanity. & # 39;
Apollo 12 landed later that year on November 19 in the Ocean of Storms, writes NASA.
Apollo 13 was to be the third mission to land on the moon, but in just over 56 hours of flight, an explosion of an oxygen tank forced the crew to cancel the lunar landing and move to the Aquarius lunar module to return to the Land.
Apollo 15 was the ninth manned lunar mission in the Apollo space program, and was considered at that time the most successful manned space flight so far because of its long duration and greater emphasis on scientific exploration than had been possible in missions previous
The last lunar landing in the Apollo occurred in 1972 after a total of 12 astronauts had touched the lunar surface.
Astronaut Edwin & # 39; Buzz & # 39; Aldrin unpacking Lunar Module experiments on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Photographed by Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969.
The new book, called Mission Moon 3-D, aims to help readers to relive the great space race
A unique social and musical history accompanies the history of the space race, following the events of the 60s and beyond that transformed the world, including: the Vietnam War, Woodstock, the growing social impulse of rock & # 39; ; n & # 39; roll and Live Aid.
After Queen's stratospheric ascent to the rock superstar, May had little time left to continue her astronomy studies, which had begun three years earlier.
After what could have been one of the longest student ruptures in history, and with the encouragement of the legendary Sir Patrick Moore, some 33 years later he re-registered at Imperial College London to continue his studies with Professor Michael. Rowan-Robinson.
A year later, he presented his thesis A Survey of Radial Velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud and obtained his PhD.
His interest in astronomy continues as a visiting researcher at Imperial, and he has also published three astronomy books, his thesis and two titles with Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott – Bang! (2006) and The Cosmic Tourist (2012). Asteroid 5 2665 Brianmay was named in his honor.
The book serves as a tribute to the heroic astronauts who ventured into the unknown, publishing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon's first landing.
Mission Moon 3-D is now available to pre-order here for £ 30 and is available on October 22.
You are my best friend: an informal vision of Yuri Gagarin (left) talking to Sergei Korolev (right) in 1961. The image can be found in chapter one of the book, entitled "The race begins".
We Will Rock You: Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott sit with the hatches of their ships open as they await the arrival of the recovery ship, the American Leonard F. Mason, after the successful completion of his mission Gemini VIII
It is a difficult life: the camera close-up of the lunar surface Apollo, standing at the base of Eagle's leg, on the moon floor, is about to be photographed in 3D
WHO HAS BEEN AT THE MOON?
In total twelve people have walked on the moon.
1 + 2. Apollo 11 – July 21, 1969
Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first person to set foot on the moon.
Edwin & # 39; Buzz & # 39; Aldrin followed Neil Armstrong to the surface of the moon. His popular nickname was given to the animated character Buzz Lightyear.
3 + 4. Apollo 12 – 19 and November 20, 1969
Pete Conrad and Alan Bean were the lunar walkers in the Apollo 12 mission.
The Apollo 12 team experienced two lightning strikes just after the launch of the Saturn V rocket.
5 + 6. Apollo 14 – February 5, 1971
Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell, who were part of the Apollo 14 mission. They launched on January 31, 1971 and landed in the moon region of Fra Mauro, the original destination for Apollo 13.
7 + 8. Apollo 15 – July 31, 1971
David Scott and James Irwin landed on the moon and stayed three days, until August 2.
9 + 10. Apollo 16 – April 21, 1972
John Young and Charles Duke were the next men to walk on the moon. When the crew reached the lunar orbit, the mission almost had to be aborted due to a problem with the main engine of the Command / Service Module.
11 + 12. Apollo 17 – December 11, 1972
The final people to walk on the moon were Eugene (Gene) Cernan and Harrison (Jack) Schmitt.
Before leaving the moon, Cernan scratched the initials of his daughter Tracy in the lunar regolith. Since the moon does not experience weather conditions like wind or rain to erode something, its initials must remain there for a long time.