For All Humankind
The Untold Stories of How the Moon Landing Inspired the World
Tanya Harrison, Danny Bednar
July 20, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin left humanity’s first footprints on the Moon. The plaque they left behind reads, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” But was the Apollo 11 moon landing mission really a global endeavor? How did people outside the United States view these “rocket men”?
Against the political backdrop of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union, was it, indeed, “For all mankind”? Dr. Tanya Harrison has talked to individuals from a variety of locations outside the United States, to see how this event touched the lives of people across the world.
The previously untold stories in For All Humankind reveal the impact of the moon landings around the globe, and what having a “man on the moon” meant to the international community. Listeners willhear interviews with eight non-Americans to get their perspectives,be inspired by their memories of the event as they saw it, and have a unique opportunity to learn more about one of the most historic events in human history.
If you liked A Man on the Moon, Rocket Men, and First Man, you will love this insightful book.