Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys, by Michael Collins

Synopsis: The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events–technical and spiritual–of our lifetime.

In Carrying the Fire, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

First Published: 1974 | ISBN: 978-0374537760

Mini bio: Michael Collins is an American former astronaut, test pilot, and retired major general of the United States Air Force Reserves. – Wikipedia

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