In the sands of the Moon, at a place called the Marsh of Decay, there lies an item which should not have been there. It is a tiny figurine, shaped to look like a man, and he is dead. Behind him, a plaque is set in the soil, bearing fourteen names. Some are American, some Russian. This figurine was called the Fallen Astronaut. The crew of Apollo 15 took it there, without knowledge of their superiors, and they placed it at this site to commemorate their colleagues from two countries whom doom had struck before men landed on the Moon. But there are more names than these, others which are not even mentioned on that plaque, and knowledge of their unhappy fates was lost. These men are
The Forgotten Astronauts
who were chosen to write history. But history passed over them, sometimes tragically, sometimes tragicomically. Their stories tell a darker chapter of the American moon-landings. It is recounted in this book. With many full-colour images.
Second edition September 2014.
85 pages, many full-colour illustrations.
Colour edition: ISBN-10: 1499610122 ISBN-13: 978-1499610123
B/w edition: ISBN-10: 149597362X ISBN-13: 978-1495973628