“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
Michael Collins flew in both the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 space missions in the 1960s. He currently lives in South Florida.
If you are interested in the space program and space exploration in general, you must read this book.
As a bonus, a strong sense of humor comes through in the writing that makes the sometimes technical nature of the book spring to life.
This book is Collins' telling of what it was like to be an astronaut, both in the Gemini and Apollo programs.
one of the best books ever on the topic-Michael Collins is an excellent author.Published 10 days ago by amy cavanaugh
A very detailed memoir; different from other books about the moon landing and astronaut experiences because Michael Collins himself writes about what he experienced. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sanoma Goodwill
Collins is the best writer I have read about the space program. I got the hard cover because I need big type. I wish the book was on kindle. Collins tells it like it is.Published 3 months ago by William C.
Collins wrote this himself. No ghost writer, or "as told to". He is a writer as well as a thinker. Both shine through in this autobiography. Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Mack
One of the best written astronaut books ever! It reads very easily and keeps your attention throughout. Without Mike, there would not have been a Neil or Buzz!Published 6 months ago by Andrew Jacoby
I purchased this book in a used book store basis the 4 and 5 star reviews on this site. Needless to say, I was quite disappointed in the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jerry Wilt
An enduring image of an ‘astronaut’ was created for the public by NASA, Time magazine, and Tom Woolf’s The Right Stuff. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kevin Orrman-Rossiter
I am a space buff and have read many good accounts of the space program, including Andrew Chaikin's amazing "A Man on the Moon," which should be required reading for everyone... Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. Scott