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Flying to the Moon
An Astronaut's Story
By (author): Michael Collins
9780374312022 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 10 - 14 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology May 28, 2019 Print Run: 35000
$26.99 CAD
Forthcoming 5.38 x 8.25 x 0 in 224 pages Includes three four-color inserts Farrar Straus & Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Based on the adult bestsellerCarrying 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.

Michael Collinsflew in both the Gemini 10 and the Apollo 11 space missions in the 1960s. He currently lives in South Florida.

“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 madeYeagerandThe Right Stuffbest sellers.” —The Washington Post Book World

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