Moon Shot (Enhanced Edition)
By Jay Barbree, Alan Shepard & Deke Slayton
- Release Date: 2011-05-03
- Genre: Engineering
Moon Shot (Enhanced Edition) Jay Barbree, Alan Shepard & Deke Slayton Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
New York Times bestseller for fans of First Man: A “breathtaking” insider history of NASA’s space program—from astronauts Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton (Entertainment Weekly).
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.
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User reviews about this book
This was an excellent book with a well told chronological sequence to the missions.
I was on the edge of my seat the entire read. Fascinating inside story from two astronauts who were there. But it doesn't feel boastful. It truly goes into the challenges they faced, the cliffhanger moments, the human side. Very well written and well presented.
Awesome inside story of America's once great space program
No matter what you've read about the US space program this book will give you a different perspective. The inside perspective as told by the men who managed a big part of the program. It also highlights near the end how Obama has thrown away 50 years of knowledge and technology and billions of dollars to decimate NASA in his quest to "dumb down" America and throw every cent he can at social programs that will keep his party in power. More wise Democrats like LBJ and JFK are rolling in their graves.
Anyhow, don't be scared off. The book is completely non-political and just describes the facts of how Obama killed NASA in only one paragraph out of a whole book about the space program. A great read!!
The end was the best
By Espirito Santo
The obama administration ended the shuttle program. The nixon administration ended the apollo program. They both hampered America's ability to advance in space exploration. They both deserve harsh criticism therefore i truly enjoyed the end.
Good read that ends on a sour note
I enjoyed reading this book, but near the end, it devolved into a
political rant against the Obama administration. This, unfortunately, left a bad taste in my mouth and ruined what would normally have been a four star book. It seemed completely uneccesary.