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Werner Büdeler: Projekt Apollo - Das Abanteuer der Mondlandung. Bertelsmann Sachbuchverlag, 1969

Werner Büdeler: Projekt Apollo - Das Abanteuer der Mondlandung. Bertelsmann Sachbuchverlag, 1969

Werner Büdeler: Projekt Apollo - Das Abanteuer der Mondlandung. Bertelsmann Sachbuchverlag, 1969

How bizarre it is to see astronauts in extreme situations while safe on earth. The above depictions of space suit tests (noise, cold and heat respectively) were included in Werner Büdeler’s Projekt Apollo – Das Abanteuer der Mondlandung (Bertelsmann Sachbuchverlag, 1969). Projekt Apollo recounts the complete story of the Apollo missions and is stuffed with illustrations andphotographs. Büdeler was a German aerospace journalist and nonfiction writer. In 1970, he was awards the Jules-Verne medal for aerospace journalism. These look like they could be inserts into a Jules Verne science fiction narrative of brave explorers gearing up for the next beautifully bizarre mission, rather than the work of non-fiction.

Alana Zimmer

June 29, 2012 / By

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