Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys: 50th Anniversary Edition Anniversary Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0374537760
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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

About the Author

Michael Collins, author of Carrying the Fire, flew in both the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 space missions in the 1960s. He currently lives in South Florida.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Apollo memoirs I've read.
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