Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys by Michael Collins, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

by Michael Collins
     
 
In 1969, Michael Collins went to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the historic Apollo 11 flight. When he came back, he wrote the finest account we have of the training and the experiences of a test pilot and astronaut. This is the story of one of the great adventures of this century. New epilogue by the author.

Overview

In 1969, Michael Collins went to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the historic Apollo 11 flight. When he came back, he wrote the finest account we have of the training and the experiences of a test pilot and astronaut. This is the story of one of the great adventures of this century. New epilogue by the author.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
Collins can write…. He is breezy, glib, collegiate, and frequently funny. There are marvelous things in Carrying the Fire that catch a reader unaware every few pages.
From the Publisher

“Collins tells what his space journeys meant to him as a human being [and] discusses the role of man amid the multitudinous mechanical marvels . . . 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885283146
Publisher:
Adventure Library
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
The Adventure Library
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Collins, a NASA astronaut, was the third American to walk in space (Gemini 10) and the pilot of the command module during Apollo 11's mission to the moon in July, 1969. Following his career as an astronaut, he served as the director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. He has since retired and lives in Marco Island, Florida.

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