Monday, August 1, 2011

Moon Shot - A Review

I'm not old enough to remember the first time a man walked on the moon or any of the suspense, excitement and sometimes unfortunate tragedy that came along with it.

Moon Shot by Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton with Jay Barbree is a wonderful book that gives the reader the whole story from start to finish.  From the flights themselves, historical moments and tonnes of background information.  It includes:
  • The rigorous selection process in 1959
  • tense hours and problems that doomed Apollo 1
  • practical and political reasons behind Apollo 8
  • a look at the Apollo 11 mission
  • Armstrong's and Aldrin's historic walk on July 20, 1969
  • the incredible efforts made to return Apollo 13
  • Slayton's 16 year wait to finally get to the moon
I found Moon Shot to be absolutely fascinating and an exciting read!  It's vivid details of the moon and the earth from space made me feel like I was there with the astronauts.  I never knew a lot about the space program and the fellows involved, but after reading Moon Shot I feel like I now have an idea of the bravery, determination and out and out courage it would take to fly to the moon.  This book is a must read!  Even your kids will find it utterly fascinating!

Moon Shot is available on Amazon 

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