Published by BBC Audiobooks on 06.03.2006
Duration: 5 hours (an abridged reading)
Contains 5 CDs
In the span of only a few years, 12 men travelled a quarter-million miles to walk on the greatest destination imaginable - the moon. In his new book, journalist Andrew Smith attempts to capture the personalities and lives of the men who have done the seemingly impossible - walked on the moon.
Selected as one of only ten Richard & Judy Book Club titles for 2006, Moondust will be released on Audiobook on 06.03.2006 from BBC Audiobooks.
During an interview with Andrew Smith and one of the moonwalkers, the astronaut in question was given the news that one of his fellow moonwalkers had passed away. After this event, Smith felt compelled to seek out and document who these men were, and what their experiences and the Apollo missions in general meant to the American and worldwide public.
Today only nine of the men who have walked on the moon are still alive, and part of Smith's quest was to capture these iconic 20th century cultural figures before they all vanished.
Some of the astronauts profiled in the book include the much-talked about Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon, and the last man to do so, Gene Cernan.
Read by the author himself, Moondust is a heartfelt blend of popular culture and the memories of the moonwalkers who were the real stars of the Apollo years.