In 1969, mankind visited another world for the first time. It was an amazing moment for humanity; the millennial dream of reaching the moon had come true. Certainly the impetus behind the Apollo project was not only the conquest of new horizons but also a desire for national prestige. The Moon was the final goal of a space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, America won that race, but for the people Apollo 11 became the herald of a new phase of the space age that would have led man to overcome the boundaries of one's planet. Today, fifty years after that epic undertaking, we look at space with other eyes thanks to our robotic emissaries, but after a long wait it would be time to decide to go beyond the Moon and Mars will be the next step in human exploration of space. This book collects some of the most beautiful images that the astronauts have done on the Moon and wants to be a tribute to those brave men who first explored our natural satellite. And we are all grateful to them and to the United States for fulfilling our dream with that historic enterprise.
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