Bad Astronomy

Voices from the Moon

A lot of books are coming out right now to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11. One of the best, called Voices from the Moon, is by my friends Andy Chaikin and Victoria Kohl.

Andy is familiar to Apollonuts: he wrote A Man on the Moon, considered by many (including me) to be the bible of Apollo, and he knows all the Apollo astronauts and their stories. I have a copy of Voices, and it’s a GORGEOUS book, loaded with extremely high-quality images of the missions, punctuated with wonderful stories from the astronauts themselves (hence the title).

The Hive Overmind has put up a gallery of beautiful images from the book, just to give you a taste of what’s there. If you’re looking for a gift for yourself or the space enthusiast in your life, this is the one to get.