Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

byMichael CollinsForeword byCharles A. Lindbergh

June 23, 2009|
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys by Michael Collins
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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.

Title:Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's JourneysFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:512 pages, 8.29 X 5.38 X 1.41 inShipping dimensions:512 pages, 8.29 X 5.38 X 1.41 inPublished:June 23, 2009Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374531943

ISBN - 13:9780374531942

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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