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Moon Magic, 21 Feb 2006
It's not often you see such an excellent book on sale at Tesco, but Richard and Judy's selection of Moon Dust for their 2006 Book Club means it's getting lots of exposure (and a horrible non-removable sticker on the cover.) Ignore that and buy this book, because it's one of those reads that stays with you long after you've turned the last page. Space cadets may be unhappy at the lack of attention given to widget minutiae, but the rest of us can marvel at a story which is truly weird.
These days we consider the Shuttle to be travelling in "space." In fact, it only goes up for 200 miles or so. The 12 Apollo astronauts who walked on the moon flew a mind-boggling 245,000 miles to get there - and they went in something not much bigger than a Ford Fiesta.
Moon Dust is full of startling information like this - and it's also a very readable meditation about what going to the moon meant for the human race.