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‘Footprints on the Moon,’ an AP e-book, recounts space race


“Footprints on the Moon,” an Associated Press account of how man succeeded in freeing himself from the bonds that held him to Earth, is now available as an e-book.

It’s a journalistic countdown leading to the day and the hour 45 years ago when astronaut Neil Armstrong took “one small step” for man on the lunar surface, the inside story of how America won its race to the moon.

Initially running 214 pages, “Footprints on the Moon” was first published by AP in 1969, after the Apollo 11 mission that took Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on their historic journey. Indeed, the book was dedicated to the three men “and their myriad technical experts who made the flight possible.”

John Barbour, AP’s lead writer on the book, covered the nation’s manned space missions, including the 1969 triumph. (See AP’s original report of that famous moment).

Now published by Vook Inc., “Footprints” is available for $3.99 from Amazon.


Paul Colford
Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press

Erin Madigan White
Senior Media Relations Manager
The Associated Press

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