. 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.
Carrying the Fire: 50th Anniversary Edition #ad - In carrying the fire, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, Collins conveys, and humor of that adventure.
Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut's StoryFarrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) #ad - 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. The final chapter to this autobiography is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe.
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. In this captivating account, including the apollo 11 mission, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, space traveler Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his training at NASA, the first manned lunar landing.
Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and BeyondSimon & Schuster #ad - What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now.
As a flight director in naSA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. 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. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success.
Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond #ad - Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. 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. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. 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.
Landing Eagle: Inside the Cockpit During the First Moon LandingTelemachus Press, LLC #ad - It was actually a bone dry, ancient dusty basin pockmarked with craters and littered with rocks and boulders. It was a sea in name only. Edwin “buzz” Aldrin would assist him. Engle, a retired nasa engineer and mission control flight controller, uses NASA audio files of actual voice recordings made inside Eagle’s cockpit during landing to give the reader an “inside the cockpit” perspective on the first Moon 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. 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. 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.
The problems were all technical-communications problems, guidance problems, computer problems, sensor problems. Col. On the way down they would encounter a host of problems, or, even worse, any one of which could have potentially caused them to have to call off the landing, die making the attempt.
Apollo 13Mariner Books #ad - In their preface, culminating only recently when the apollo 13 spacecraft itself, they offer an incisive look at America's waxing and waning love affair with space exploration during the past three decades, long consigned to an aviation museum outside Paris, was at last returned to its rightful home in the United States.
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. 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.
Apollo 13 #ad - 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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
The entire nation watches as one crisis after another is met and overcome.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. ArmstrongSimon & Schuster #ad - 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.
Armstrong’s accomplishments as engineer, test pilot, and astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen’s unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong #ad - Upon his return to earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated for his monumental achievement. Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important biography—misunderstood. In first man, technological, epic, the personal, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history’s most famous space traveler.
Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” Publishers Weekly, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, starred review is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.
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.
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in SpaceSt. Martin's Press #ad - Written with new york times bestselling author don davis, the last Man on the Moon is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all - the Moon. His career spanned the entire gemini and apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17.
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space #ad - Between those two historic events lay more adventures than an ordinary person could imagine as Cernan repeatedly put his life, his family and everything he held dear on the altar of an obsessive desire. The basis of the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary! A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American Space Program from one of its pioneers.
Eugene cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight.
Deke! U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury To the ShuttleForge Books #ad - 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. Deke slayton's knowledge of how the. S. Instead, he became the first chief of American Astronaut Corps. 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. Manned space program worked is the missing piece of every space buff's puzzle. It was deke slayton who selected the crews who flew the Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab missions. Deke slayton was one of the first seven Mercury astronauts--and he might have been the first American in space.
Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut's StoryFarrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) #ad - In this entrancing account, space traveler michael collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, including the Apollo 11 mission, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, his astronaut training at NASA, the first manned lunar landing. 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. The final chapter to his autobiography, revised and updated for this edition of Flying to the Moon, is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe.
Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and SpaceUniversity 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, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, his two Apollo missions, and the first Spacelab mission. Forever young is one of the last memoirs produced by an early American astronaut.
He portrays astronauts as ordinary human beings and NASA as an institution with the same ups and downs as other major bureaucracies. It is the first memoir written by a chief of the NASA astronaut corps. Young's experiences and candor make this book indispensable to everyone interested in the U. S. He served with NASA for more than four decades.
Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space #ad - . He walked on the Moon. Forever young delivers all that and more: young's personal journey from engineering graduate to fighter pilot, to test pilot, to astronaut, to high NASA official, 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.
Space program. He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human. He frankly discusses the risks of space travel, including what went wrong with the Challenger and Columbia shuttles.
Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle AstronautScribner #ad - Mullane strips the heroic veneer from the astronaut corps and paints them as they are -- human. Mullane vividly portrays every aspect of the astronaut experience -- from telling a female technician which urine-collection condom size is a fit; to walking along a Florida beach in a last, intoxicating, tearful goodbye with a spouse; to a wild, terrifying ride into space; to hearing "Taps" played over a friend's grave.
Four would die on Challenger. His tales of arrested development among military flyboys working with feminist pioneers and post-doc scientists are sometimes bawdy, often hilarious, and always entertaining. Among them would be history makers, including the first American woman and the first African American in space.
Riding rockets is a story of life in all its fateful uncertainty, love, and of the life-steering powers of lust, of the impact of a family tragedy on a nine-year-old boy, of the revelatory effect of a machine called Sputnik, and marriage. Mullane is brutally honest in his criticism of a NASA leadership whose bungling would precipitate the Challenger disaster.
Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut #ad - This assembly of astronauts would carry NASA through the most tumultuous years of the space shuttle program. Usaf colonel mike mullane was a member of this astronaut class, and Riding Rockets is his story -- told with a candor never before seen in an astronaut's memoir. It is a story of the human experience that will resonate long after the call of "Wheel stop.