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From his early career as a fighter pilot and experimental test pilot, through his NASA training and Gemini 10 spacewalk, to piloting the Apollo 11 command module the made possible mankind’s historic first lunar steps, Michael Collins has been a pioneering aviator and astronaut. He is also – as this memoir amply demonstrates – a gifted writer.
Carrying the Fire provides a revealing insider’s view of the NASA space program. Collins takes the reader behind the scenes, into the space capsule cockpit, into the vastness of space, and into the hearts and souls of the men and women involved in America’s most daring program. Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Frank Borman, and Buzz Aldrin come vividly to life in these pages. Carrying the Fire is a brilliant firsthand account of an American triumph by a true American hero.
Softcover, 514 pages, 5.5”x8.25”.