Non-Fiction: For All Humankind by Tanya Harrison and Danny Bednar

For All Humankind

 

Buzz Aldrin has devoted thousands of hours to the NSS… his unceasing efforts to move humanity beyond Earth orbit and on to Mars have been an inspiration to millions across the globe.”

— Karlton Johnson, Chairman of the NSS Board of Governors

For All Humankind: The Untold Stories of How the Moon Landing Inspired the World relives the incredible moment in July, 1969, when humans first set foot on another world. The book carries the unusual distinction of being associated with three Governors of the nonprofit spaceflight advocacy group, the National Space Society (NSS). Buzz Aldrin, Tanya Harrison, and Geoffrey Notkin all had a hand in creating the new book.

Dr. Tanya Harrison, a planetary scientist, wrote For All Humankind with co-author Dr. Danny Bednar. The book examines the worldwide influence of 1969’s historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon from an unusual global perspective. The books includes  interviews with people whose lives were deeply and irrevocably changed by the Moon landing from eight countries around the world. It is one of the first popular books to relive this momentous event from a global perspective.

NSS Governor Buzz Aldrin, who along with Neil Armstrong is central to the story, was the Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 11 mission and has remained an active and authoritative voice for human spaceflight and exploration. His many titles and distinctions include a seat on the NSS Board of Governors.

“Buzz Aldrin has selflessly devoted thousands of hours to the NSS for over thirty years,” says Karlton Johnson, Chairman of the NSS Board of Governors. “His unceasing efforts to move humanity beyond Earth orbit and on to Mars have been an inspiration to millions across the globe.”

Geoffrey Notkin, an award-winning science writer and television host, is the President of the NSS and also sits on the Board of Governors. “The messages of hope and inspiration in this book are very much of a time, but they are also timeless,” says Notkin.

The National Space Society was founded in 1987 via a merger of the National Space Institute, founded by NASA’s Wernher von Braun, and the L5 Society, based on the work of space settlement pioneer Gerard K. O’Neill. It is the world’s largest pro-human-spaceflight organization. ◊

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