Moon Shot (Enhanced Edition) - Jay Barbree, Alan Shepard & Deke Slayton

Moon Shot (Enhanced Edition)

By Jay Barbree, Alan Shepard & Deke Slayton

  • Release Date: 2011-05-03
  • Genre: Engineering

Description

A revised edition of the New York Times bestselling classic: the epic story of the golden years of American space exploration, told by the men who rode the rockets
On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.

Reviews

  • Excellent!

    5
    By CThody
    This book is a must for anyone who either remembers the early missions into space, or has an interest in finding out more about them. It is a wonderful insight into the men who risked all to push the limits of human and mechanical capabilities. It is very moving in parts, very informative and difficult to put down! Highly recommended - I struggled to put it down every night. It's the closest I will get to being in an Apollo capsule and experiencing the ride.