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Introduction 1. Imagining Spaceflight 2. NASA-wood U.S.A. 3. All Around the World: the Development of Earth-orbiting Satellites 4. To Robotically Go Where No Man Had Gone Before: Interplanetary Satellites and Probes 5. Heroes and Ideologies: Mercury and Vostok 6. Upping the Orbital Ante: Gemini and Voskhod 7. "In the Lovely Apollo Room, High Atop Everything": Apollos 7-10 8. One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Propaganda: Apollo 11 9. Failure Was Not an Option...But Almost a Reality: Apollos 12-14 10. Celestial Geologists: Serious Science and Public Complacency - the Final Apollo missions Coda: Hands Across the Globe - The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Endnote: Some of Our Apollo 11 Footage in Missing?

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Michael Allen is Senior Lecturer in Film & Electronic Media at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of 'Family Secrets' (1999), a study of D.W. Griffith's feature films, and of 'Contemporary US Cinema' (2002). He is also editor of 'Reading "CSI"' (I.B.Tauris, 2007). He has been a space enthusiast since he was ten years old.


'A fascinating, comprehensive and lively account of how we got those history-changing pictures. Allen takes us behind closed doors to reveal what even those of us involved at the time never knew. A must read.' - James Burke

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