Earl Swift discusses an epic road trip… across the moon. Learn more about the men who designed and built the Lunar Rover, troubleshot its flaws, and strapped themselves into its seats. WMRA’s September 2021 Books & Brews features Earl Swift discussing his book, Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Pale Fire Brewing Company in Harrisonburg at 7pm and streaming live on WMRA’s Facebook page.
WMRA’s Books & Brews is made possible thanks to our series sponsor, Gaines Group Architects. The Gaines Group has offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.
Signed copies of Across the Airless Wilds are available at Stone Soup Books. http://www.stonesoupbooks.net/…/across-the-airless-wilds
While not discussed often, Apollos 15, 16, and 17 each commanded a mountainous area the size of Manhattan. All told, their crews traveled 56 miles, and brought deeper science and a far more swashbuckling style of exploration to the moon. And they triumphed for one very American reason: they drove.
Across the Airless Wilds shins a deserved spotlight on these overlooked characters and the missions they created, it’s a celebration of genius, perseverance, and daring.
Earl Swift is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and also the author of, Chesapeake Requiem and The Big Roads
When you present your WMRA Member Card at Pale Fire, you’ll receive a certificate for a complimentary beer.