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The 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 this remarkable book, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. 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, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

Michael Collins flew in both the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 space missions in the 1960s. He lives in Florida and Massachusetts.

The 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 technical and spiritual achievements of humankind.

In this remarkable book, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the U.S. Air Force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the surface of the Moon.

“Collins discusses the role of man amid the multitudinous mechanical marvels [and tells] what it all meant to him as a human being . . . Profoundly affecting.”—The New Yorker

“Michael Collins can write . . . No other person who has flown in space has captured the experience so vividly.”—Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr., The New York Times Book Review

“A splendid and affirmative book . . . A magnificent piece of exposition alive with humor, candid in its anxiety, very sensitive in its appreciation of the men involved.”—Edward Weeks, The Atlantic Monthly

Synopsis:

The 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 this remarkable book, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. 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, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

About the Author

Michael Collins flew in both the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 space missions in the 1960s. He currently lives in South Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374531942
Author:
Collins, Michael
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Foreword by:
Lindbergh, Charles A.
Foreword:
Lindbergh, Charles A.
Author:
Lindbergh, Charles A.
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Scientists - Astronauts
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Edition Description:
[40th-Anniversary Edition
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 32 Pages of Black-and-White Ill
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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The 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 this remarkable book, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. 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, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

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