Shoot for the Moon
Shoot for the Moon The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 By Donovan, Jim, 1954- Book - 2019

Mike Collins, the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 flight calls this the best book on the space race that he has read - it is researched in depth, and richly detailed in its narrative, both of the technical challenges of the intricate dance of mating spacecraft and landing module trajectories, and the narrative of the human actors who made the bold decisions and forged the teams that accomplished so much for American and for humanity. The Cold War is always present in the background, but that aspect is told here from the perspective of the Americans who remained in the dark as to the true state of the Soviet capabilities.

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