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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journey (1974)

por Michael Collins

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The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events--technical and spiritual--of our lifetime. InCarrying the Fire, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.… (mais)
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NASA astronaut Michael Collins trained as an experimental test pilot before venturing into space as a vital member of the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 missions. In Carrying the Fire, his account of his voyages into space and the years of training that led up to them, Collins reveals the human tensions, the physical realities, and the personal emotions surrounding the early years of the space race. Collins provides readers with an insider's view of the space program and conveys the excitement and wonder of his journey to the moon. As skilled at writing as he is at piloting a spacecraft, Collins explains the clash of personalities at NASA and technical aspects of flight with clear, engaging prose, withholding nothing in his candid assessments of fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Buzz Aldrin, and officials within NASA. A fascinating memoir of mankind's greatest journey told in familiar, human terms, Carrying the Fire is by turns thrilling, humorous, and thought-provoking, a unique work by a remarkable man.
  MasseyLibrary | Apr 22, 2021 |
Author Michael Collins was the command module pilot who orbited the Moon as Armstrong and Aldrin made their historic landing. This memoir covers Collins' early experiences in the NASA astronaut program, including his Gemini 10 flight, and his decision to leave the space program after the success of Apollo 11.

As expected, it covers Collins' two spaceflight missions in detail, and provides copious information about the general training undergone by the astronaut corps, mentions a few internecine feuds in passing, and discusses the difficult transitions the author and other Apollo crewmen faced when returning from their missions.

Collins does write well, but the overall pace of the book drags a bit, and the ending just sort of dribbles off into a series of "then I took this job" mentions.

Definitely worth reading for those interested in the U.S. space program, but not necessarily the best book out there on the topic. ( )
  LyndaInOregon | Apr 3, 2021 |
Great fun and exciting. I actually got vertigo during his description of the his first space walk. A little tedious early on but that passed quickly and it was a kick to revisit what I lived through and took for granted a bit, back then. Some anachronisms and less than PC items, mostly around male/female roles but it is 40 years since he wrote it and they are not severe comments. Felt big at first, went quickly. ( )
  shaundeane | Sep 13, 2020 |
This book isn't an easy holiday read. However, if you have always wanted to know what the early astronauts did and what was the Apollo program in more depth, this is the book for you - and told from the human perspective of one of the key astronauts; Michael Collins.

The difficulty the book faces in delivering the above is that to discuss how the early test pilots got into the then new field of being astronauts, and how the Mercury program fed into Gemini and then Apollo, and how Apollo 1 to Apollo 11 played out requires quite a bit of detail and a large degree of science as well.

Overall this book is for those who are keen on the topic of space travel and they will get satisfaction from this book, as it will fill in some of the gaps in their knowledge, as well as allow them to re-live the experience of 1969. However, some effort will be required on the reader to achieve this outcome; this book follows the old axiom "you only get out what you put in". ( )
  Daniel_M_Oz | Apr 3, 2020 |
Of all of the astronaut memoirs I've read, Carrying the Fire is by far the best. I had the privilege to see Michael Collins give a talk at AirVenture in 2019, and found him to be sincere and modest but also really funny. Those qualities come out in this book. I particularly appreciated his very honest and open discussion of his feelings about not being the smartest or best of the astronauts. It must have been difficult to be in such a macho atmosphere, and I'm sure those types of candid "am I really good enough?" thoughts were difficult to deal with around so many A++++ types.

What I didn't like about this book was the casual sexism and racism. I know this book was written almost 50 years ago. I don't care. Sexism and racism wasn't okay then, just as it's not okay now. ( )
  lemontwist | Feb 17, 2020 |
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The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events--technical and spiritual--of our lifetime. InCarrying the Fire, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

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