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“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.
This book is Collins' telling of what it was like to be an astronaut, both in the Gemini and Apollo programs.
He balances the interesting technical details with the very human endeavors that made space travel possible - and the human foibles that made it fun and interesting.
This book is about the WHOLE story of something that most of us will never really know ALL about, nor intimately live and breath during our daily lives.
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 1 month 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 months ago by D. Scott
Here we are, 40-plus years after the first moon landing, and the curiosity remains. What was it like? Read morePublished 5 months ago by WDX2BB
This book came from a middle school library. I'm sorry to say it had not seen much use. It's too bad the school children didn't want to learn about the 3rd man on the first lunar... Read morePublished 5 months ago by David L.
this is a great book if you are interested in the apollo space program. it tells the rest of the story, i.e. Read morePublished 6 months ago by archie10
The most complete book about the first moon landing, astronaut training and the whole Apollo program ever. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael