“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.
Although I grew up watching the Apollo moonshots as a kid, apart from the magazine articles of the time and the book "For All Mankind" I had never read any of the books... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Insanely well written, by far the best book I've ever read by an astronaut or pilot. Collins is an incredible writer! COpulent put this down. BUY IT. READ IT!!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nick Weston
From my point of view as a USAF retired fighter pilot from this time in history and knowing some of the astronauts who flew during Mike's time this book is the best realistic... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Otto Greene
one of the best books ever on the topic-Michael Collins is an excellent author.Published 4 months 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 7 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 7 months ago by William C.