To the Moon and Back

by Jackie French Bryan Sullivan

On Sale: 20/05/2019

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About the Book

NEW REVISED EDITION TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING

Who were the Honeysuckle Creek mob? And how did they assist the first moon landing?

When man took the first step on the moon it was a bunch of Australian technicians who tracked the spacecraft and sent the first television pictures to the world. No, not at Parkes - the movie 'The Dish' got it wrong. They were from Honeysuckle Creek in the ACT.

This is their story, told by Bryan Sullivan, one of the technicians on duty at the time, and his wife, children's author Jackie French. And to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing, Bryan and Jackie have revisited this book to reflect on the enormous strides that technology has made since this book was first published in 2004.

Winner of the 2005 CBC Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in 2005, To the Moon and Back includes information about the space program and the birth of the internet, as well as supplying the answers to questions such as: How do you go to the toilet in a spacecraft? Have the astronauts ever seen an alien? What made the moon? Can I have a holiday in space?


PRAISE

'... fascinating insights into the part that the Australians played in getting the astronauts to the moon and back.' - Bestselling author, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460757741
  • ISBN 10: 1460757742
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 20/05/2019
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 16.99 AUD
  • Age: From 10 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy

Biography

Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate. jackiefrench.com facebook.com/authorjackiefrench


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Bryan Sullivan worked on the Apollo Moon Programme at Honeysuckle Creek, near Canberra, where he and his colleagues were the first to see man's first steps on the moon. After a long career in computers and electrical engineering, Bryan now keeps the farm running - including the waterwheel he designed and built that powered the computers to write this book. Bryan is married to Jackie French, a full-time writer of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults.


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