Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings

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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.

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As one of the original seven Mercury astronauts, Alan Shepard (1923–1998) became the first American in space on May 5, 1961, and a decade later took, with his partner Edgar Mitchell, the longest walk—two miles—on the moon before hitting a golf ball for miles and miles across the lunar landscape. Another Mercury astronaut, Deke Slayton (1924–1993) was meant to be the second American in Earth orbit, but was grounded because of an irregular heartbeat. He stayed on at NASA to supervise his fellow astronauts and was returned to flight status in 1972.  In 1975, after sixteen years as head of the astronaut office, Slayton made it into space for the historic first docking of an American and a Russian spacecraft, a step that was a long stride on the road to end the Cold War. Jay Barbree (b. 1933) is the author of eight books and has been NBC’s space correspondent since the birth of NASA. He shared an Emmy Award for NBC’s coverage of Apollo 11’s first landing on the moon, and is a recipient of NASA’s highest medal for Exceptional Public Service.

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Despite playing a former astronaut on the TV show Northern Exposure, actor Barry Corbin doesn't seem capable of giving this saga of American space exploration an effective reading. But his drawl perfectly embodies the testosterone-heavy world of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. Moon Shot relates the story of those seminal projects as told through the experiences of two of the original seven Mercury astronauts, Alan Shepherd and Deke Slayton. Some sections, especially those involving training, don't have the riveting quality of the space missions, but Corbin keeps the story on track. He provides us ready access to the guarded thoughts of action-oriented men who often find themselves overcome by their emotions when faced with the overpowering beauty of space. D.A.W. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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