Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journey

Paperback | April 3, 2001

byMichael Collins

not yet rated|write a review
NASA astronaut Michael Collins trained as an experimental test pilot before venturing into space as a vital member of the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 missions. In Carrying the Fire, his account of his voyages into space and the years of training that led up to them, Collins reveals the human tensions, the physical realities, and the personal emotions surrounding the early years of the space race. Collins provides readers with an insider's view of the space program and conveys the excitement and wonder of his journey to the moon. As skilled at writing as he is at piloting a spacecraft, Collins explains the clash of personalities at NASA and technical aspects of flight with clear, engaging prose, withholding nothing in his candid assessments of fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Buzz Aldrin, and officials within NASA. A fascinating memoir of mankind's greatest journey told in familiar, human terms, Carrying the Fire is by turns thrilling, humorous, and thought-provoking, a unique work by a remarkable man.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.76 online
$25.95 list price (save 16%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

NASA astronaut Michael Collins trained as an experimental test pilot before venturing into space as a vital member of the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 missions. In Carrying the Fire, his account of his voyages into space and the years of training that led up to them, Collins reveals the human tensions, the physical realities, and the person...

Michael Collins, a NASA astronaut, was the third American to walk in space (Gemini 10) and the pilot of the command module during Apollo 11's mission to the moon in July, 1969. Following his career as an astronaut, he served as the director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. He has since retired and l...

other books by Michael Collins

Newfoundland and Labrador Field Guide
Newfoundland and Labrador Field Guide

Paper over Board|May 30 2017

$24.95

Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs: The Making of a Surgeon
Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs: The Making of a Surgeon

Paperback|May 25 2010

$17.48 online$19.50list price(save 10%)
see all books by Michael Collins
Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.92 × 6.06 × 1.14 inPublished:April 3, 2001Publisher:Cooper Square PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081541028X

ISBN - 13:9780815410287

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journey

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

Strikingly authentic. Collins is an extremely good writer, and his lean, forceful prose makes this an unusually readable memoir.. Written with vigor, humor, and unusual insight into men and machines, this is an outstanding book.