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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys Paperback - 2019

by Michael Collins; Foreword by Charles a. Lindbergh; Preface by Michael Collins


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Reissued with a new preface by the author on the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 journey to the moon

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, 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.

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  • Title Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
  • Author Michael Collins; Foreword by Charles a. Lindbergh; Preface by Michael Collins
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 528
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Date 2019-04-16
  • ISBN 9780374537760 / 0374537763
  • Weight 1 lbs (0.45 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.4 in (20.83 x 13.72 x 3.56 cm)
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 1960's
    • Chronological Period: 20th Century
  • Library of Congress subjects Project Apollo (U.S.), Collins, Michael
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

About the author

Michael Collins (1930-2021) was an astronaut, one of 24 who have flown to the moon. A West Point graduate, he was an Air Force jet-fighter pilot and a test-pilot before being recruited by NASA in 1963 as a member of the third astronaut group selected for the Apollo moon project. Lieutenant Colonel Collins flew in the Gemini 10 space mission, orbiting the earth forty-three times in 1966, and piloted the Apollo 11 module for the 1969 lunar mission which put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon's surface.

After NASA, Collins became director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, then under secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and vice president of the LTV Aerospace and Defense Company. He held the rank of major general when he retired from the Air Force Reserve.

Collins recounted his experiences as an astronaut in the memoirs Carrying the Fire and Flying to the Moon.

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