Even Red Moon Rising only had some of that detail.
The cameras and recording that failed were some of the most expensive and highly advanced equipment, which produced reliable recordings throughout the rest of the mission.
The entrance tunnel, which is bonded to the forward bulkhead, comprises a forward ring for attaching the pressure hatch cover docking ring, and outer frames that absorb pressures from parachute deployment and the recovery sling.
And now those two parts are in different locations.
Initially, I thought this book would be really boring, just a rundown of what went up to the big day and some reflections, but I was wrong.
The problem with doing a book about the Apollo programme is that it's hard to find something that hasn't been said before - but with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing just weeks away, the publication of this elegant book is extremely timely, and science-reporting veteran David Whitehouse manages to make the story feel fresh, even if you're one of the just 20 per cent of the world population who were alive on the remarkable day in 1969.