Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut’s Story

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) #ad - The final chapter to this autobiography is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe. In this captivating account, space traveler collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, his training at NASA, the first manned lunar landing.

Based on the adult bestseller carrying the fireIn 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. 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.


Carrying the Fire: 50th Anniversary Edition

Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, light, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile earth from the other side of the moon.

Carrying the Fire: 50th Anniversary Edition #ad - . Reissued with a new preface by the author on the fiftieth anniversary of the apollo 11 journey to the moonThe years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events—technical and spiritual—of our lifetime.

In carrying the fire, beauty, Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, and humor of that adventure.


Landing Eagle: Inside the Cockpit During the First Moon Landing

Telemachus Press, LLC #ad - It was actually a bone dry, ancient dusty basin pockmarked with craters and littered with rocks and boulders. Somewhere in that 500 mile diameter basin, the astronauts would attempt to make Mankind’s first landing on the Moon. Neil armstrong would pilot the Lunar Module “Eagle” during its twelve minute descent from orbit down to a landing.

Fifty years ago, in a small, fragile spacecraft designed for only one purpose—landing on the Moon—two American astronauts prepared to fly that spacecraft from its 10 mile high orbit above the Moon down to a landing on the Sea of Tranquility. Edwin “buzz” Aldrin would assist him. Armstrong and aldrin faced the very real risk of dying by the very same technical sword that they had to live by in order to accomplish the enormous task of landing on the Moon for the first time.

Landing Eagle: Inside the Cockpit During the First Moon Landing #ad - Yet the human skills Armstrong and Aldrin employed would be more than equal to the task. Col. Armstrong’s brilliant piloting was complemented by Aldrin’s equally remarkable discipline and calmness as he stoically provided a running commentary on altitude and descent rate while handling systems problems that threatened the landing.

Finally, after a harrowing twelve and a half minutes, Armstrong gently landed Eagle at “Tranquility Base”, a name he had personally chosen to denote the location of the first Moon landing. In “landing eagle-inside the cockpit during the first Moon Landing”, author Mike Engle gives a minute by minute account of the events that occurred throughout Eagle’s descent and landing on the Moon.

Armstrong’s formidable skills as an aviator, honed from the time he was a young boy, would serve him well as he piloted Eagle down amidst a continuing series of systems problems that might have fatally distracted a lesser aviator.


Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

Simon & Schuster #ad - He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses.

Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. As a flight director in naSA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, trust, discipline, and teamwork that made the space program a success.

He helped to launch alan shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. This new york times bestselling memoir of a veteran nasa flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 the moon landing and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director.

Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond #ad - Gene kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond.


Apollo 11: The Inside Story

Icon Books Ltd #ad - He and his crewmates, buzz aldrin and michael Collins, were the latest men to risk their lives in this extraordinary scientific, engineering and human venture that would come to define the era. In apollo 11: the inside story, david whitehouse reveals the true drama behind the mission, putting it in the context of the wider space race and telling the story in the words of those who took part – based around exclusive interviews with the key players.

This enthralling book takes us from the early rocket pioneers to the shock america received from the Soviets’ launch of the first satellite, Sputnik; from the race to put the first person into space to the iconic Apollo 11 landing and beyond, to the agonising drama of the Apollo 13 disaster and the eventual winding-up of the Apollo program.

Apollo 11: The Inside Story #ad - Here is the story as told by the crew of Apollo 11 and the many others who shared in their monumental endeavour. Astronauts, nasa officials, politicians, engineers, Soviet rivals – all tell their own story of a great moment of human achievement. Terrific and enthralling’ new scientistfifty years ago, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the Moon, in July 1969, and Neil Armstrong the first man to step on to its surface.


Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

Little, Brown and Company #ad - Both sweeping and intimate, shoot for the Moon is "a powerfully written and irresistible celebration" of one of humankind's most extraordinary accomplishments Booklist, starred review. One of the world's greatest technological achievements -- and a triumph of the American spirit -- the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410, 000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets.

Set amid the tensions and upheaval of the sixties and the cold War, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was running out.

Learn why nasa astronaut mike collins calls this extraordinary space race story "the best book on Apollo": this inspiring and intimate ode to ingenuity celebrates one of the most daring feats in human history. When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon's surface, both astronauts looked down at the computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout.

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 #ad - . From the shock of sputnik and the heart-stopping final minutes of john glenn's mercury flight to the deadly whirligig of Gemini 8, the doomed Apollo 1 mission, and that perilous landing on the Sea of Tranquility -- when the entire world held its breath while Armstrong and Aldrin battled computer alarms, low fuel, and other problems -- James Donovan tells the whole story.

. On july 20, 1969, neil armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon.


First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Simon & Schuster #ad - He was also—as James R. In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space.

For the forty-five years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. These milestones made it seem, as armstrong’s mother Viola memorably put it, “as if from the very moment he was born—farther back still—that our son was somehow destined for the Apollo 11 mission.

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong #ad - For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, Hansen asserts, paid in kind by his wife and children. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” Publishers Weekly, starred review is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.

In first man, hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Marking the forty-fifth anniversary of apollo 11’s moon landing, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong—the man whose “one small step” changed history.

The eagle has landed.


Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

University Press of Florida #ad - His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut. Enthusiasts of space exploration have long waited for John Young to tell the story of his two Gemini flights, his two Apollo missions, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, and the first Spacelab mission. He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human.

. He served with NASA for more than four decades. Forever young is one of the last memoirs produced by an early American astronaut. It is the first memoir written by a chief of the NASA astronaut corps. Space program. He frankly discusses the risks of space travel, including what went wrong with the Challenger and Columbia shuttles.

Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space #ad - Young's experiences and candor make this book indispensable to everyone interested in the U. S. He walked on the Moon. He portrays astronauts as ordinary human beings and NASA as an institution with the same ups and downs as other major bureaucracies. Forever young delivers all that and more: young's personal journey from engineering graduate to fighter pilot, to test pilot, to high NASA official, to astronaut, to clear-headed predictor of the fate of Planet Earth.

Young, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James Hansen, recounts the great episodes of his amazing flying career in fascinating detail and with wry humor.


Deke! U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury To the Shuttle

Forge Books #ad - Instead, he became the first chief of American Astronaut Corps. It was deke slayton who made Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon. Deke! is deke slayton's' story--told in his own words and in the voices of the men and women who worked with him and knew him best. Now, after decades of silence, he tells his priceless stories of those years when American was engaged in the greatest voyage of exploration in human history.

Deke! U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury To the Shuttle #ad - At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. It was deke slayton who selected the crews who flew the Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab missions. Manned space program worked is the missing piece of every space buff's puzzle. Deke slayton's knowledge of how the.

S. Deke slayton was one of the first seven Mercury astronauts--and he might have been the first American in space.


Apollo 13

Mariner Books #ad - As inspiring today as it was thirty years ago, the story of Apollo 13 is a timeless tribute to the enduring American spirit and sparkling individual heroism. In april 1970, during the glory days of the apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon.

Written with all the color and drama of the best fiction, APOLLO 13 previously published as Lost Moon tells the full story of the moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe. The entire nation watches as one crisis after another is met and overcome. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion rocked the ship, and soon its oxygen and power began draining away.

Apollo 13 #ad - Minutes after the explosion, the three astronauts are forced to abandon the main ship for the lunar module, a tiny craft designed to keep two men alive for just two days. In their preface, long consigned to an aviation museum outside paris, they offer an incisive look at America's waxing and waning love affair with space exploration during the past three decades, culminating only recently when the Apollo 13 spacecraft itself, was at last returned to its rightful home in the United States.

As the hours tick away, the narrative shifts from the crippled spacecraft to Mission Control, from engineers searching desperately for a way to fix the ship to Lovell's wife and children praying for his safe return. By the time the ship splashes down in the Pacific, we understand why the heroic effort to rescue Lovell and his crew is considered by many to be NASA's finest hour.

Now, thirty years after the launch of the mission, Jim Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger add a new preface and never-before-seen photographs to Apollo 13.