"I’d be the last man to enter. Gunter led Neil and Mike out the swing-arm bridge to the white room, leaving me standing on the platform, holding my portable suit ventilator like a commuter carrying a briefcase.
We opened the hatch and Neil, with me as his navigator, began backing out of the tiny opening. It seemed like a small eternity before I heard Neil say, 'That's one small step for man...one giant leap for mankind.'
In less than fifteen minutes I was backing awkwardly out of the hatch and onto the surface to join Neil, who, in the tradition of all tourists, had his camera ready to photograph my arrival.
There's absolutely no crater there at all from the engine... "
An extraordinary collection of more than 50 photographs from the historic Apollo 11 mission, exquisitely designed and printed in full color, and bound in custom handmade silver lambskin leather. Certificate of Authenticity is included.
Coconut Rose Books is excited to be the exclusive distributor of this unique Limited Edition book: "Magnificent Desolation: Images from the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission With the Words of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin" hand signed by Buzz Aldrin.