The greatest achievement of NASA’s human space program was the landing of six crews of astronauts on the Moon between 1969 and 1972 in the Apollo program. Canadian and British engineers played a key role in Apollo and in the programs that came before and after it. The story of the engineers from Avro Canada who created the CF-105 Avro Arrow and helped land Americans on the Moon is told in Arrows to the Moon: Avro’s Engineers and the Space Race.
Arrows to the Moon: Avro’s Engineers and the Space Race. Burlington, Ont.: Apogee Books, 2001.
“a smashing tale … superbly crafted” – Malcolm Parry, Vancouver Sun
“unexpectedly timely” – Sean Rossiter, Vancouver Sun
“Space history at its best” – Richard Taylor, Spaceflight
“For anyone who thinks Canada’s contribution to the space program consists of the Canadarm in the shuttle’s payload bay, Arrows to the Moon shows there was much more to it than that.” – Les Leyne, Victoria Times Colonist