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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
On Sale: 05/28/2019
ISBN: 9780374312022224 Pages, Ages 10-16
Based on the adult bestseller Carrying the Fire
In time for the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, this re-release of Michael Collins's autobiography is a bold, sparkling testament to exploration and perseverance.
In this captivating account, space traveler Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to this autobiography is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe.
Originally published in 1976 and updated for this new edition, including an introduction from astronaut Scott Kelly, Collins's voice and message are sure to resonate with a new generation of readers.
Early on the morning of July 20, 1969, I was circling the Moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in our spacecraft Columbia. We had just awakened from a short sleep and were sucking lukewarm coffee out of plastic tubes and munching...
Praise for Flying to the Moon
“We can all be grateful that the first crew to reach the moon included a born storyteller.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Several astronauts have written about their experiences, but none so well as Michael Collins. . .This is just the book to give the child whose parents made Yeager and The Right Stuff best sellers.” —The Washington Post Book World