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Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut's Story (Hardcover)
Based on the adult bestseller Carrying the Fire
In time for the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, this re-release of Michael Collins's autobiography is a bold, sparkling testament to exploration and perseverance.
In this captivating account, space traveler Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to this autobiography is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe.
Originally published in 1976 and updated for this new edition, including an introduction from astronaut Scott Kelly, Collins's voice and message are sure to resonate with a new generation of readers.
About the Author
Astronaut Michael Collins is one of 24 people who have flown to the moon. He flew in both the Gemini 10 space mission in 1966 and Apollo 11 lunar mission in 1969. He currently lives in South Florida.
“We can all be grateful that the first crew to reach the moon included a born storyteller.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Several astronauts have written about their experiences, but none so well as Michael Collins. . .This is just the book to give the child whose parents made Yeager and The Right Stuff best sellers.” —The Washington Post Book World