Rocketman: Astronaut Pete Conrad's Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond

Rocketman: Astronaut Pete Conrad's Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond

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ISBN-13: 9780451218377
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Rocketman: Astronaut Pete Conrad's Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Tennisbuff More than 1 year ago
It was hard to put this book down and while it has 463 pages I wish it had another 463. Great insight in to the intimate world of astronauts. No holds barred and even addresses the kind of questions like how you go to the bathroom in space! If you are any kind of space nut and are not bound to the earth with Political Correctness, then this is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pete Conrad! That name exudes the true nature of the 'hot pilot' in the vernacular of the world that Tom Wolfe coined as 'The Right Stuff.' Pete Conrad was the standard by which many of the Apollo astronauts conducted themselves. A true legend among his contemporaries, Conrad was the original coiner of the phrase 'If you can't be good, be colorful.' Of all the Apollo astronaut biographies written (and I've read them all), I would have to place Pete's biography within the Top Five best written. Filled with anecdotes and stories of Pete's life, this book explains in great detail the triumph and tragedy of Pete's life, his exploits in and out of the cockpit, and the great visionary that he was for space as both a place of exploration and an opportunity of entrepreneurial enterprise. Sadly, we lost Pete in 1998 to a motorcycle accident, but his legacy lives on in this incredible book. A must read for any space enthusiast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up in the Space Center area of Texas and was a neighbor of Pete and Jane and a number of other astronauts. Pete was everything this book portrays and a wonderful person full of LIFE! What a nice way to have a last visit with Pete and all he did for the space program - as well as his friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the finest I have ever read. The author depicts a space hero as approachable and one of us, yet Pete Conrad retains his presence among those we rightfully adorn with our praise and admiration. This is a good book even for non-space enthusiasts, for those who need an inspiration to see the stars in any goal or ambition are within reach.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fabulous read for any space enthusiast or simply for those needing a lesson on perseverance on the road of life. Howard Klausner captures Conrad's tale in magnificent fashion. A fantastic page turner and no doubt one for everyone's 2005 summer reading list.
grimbo on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This was a highly readable biography of an exciting character known primarily for his role in NASA and landing on the moon. What made it so readable for me was the brevity of the chapters, lasting at most five or six pages, while most are usually three or four. It also goes back and forth between two stories- one a chronological progression of his life, and the other his record-setting flight in a business jet later on in his life. Quite a good story of a very interesting man.
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