Apollo at Go Author:Jeff Sutton For weeks, "Guess the Crew" of the moon shoot is a game to reporters and a tension-builder to astronauts. Then the game was over but the tension increased as the team is named: Lt. Col. Joseph Falk of the Marine Corps is in the number one slot. His teammates are Les Mallon and Max Kovac. — Apollo At Go is a novel, yet is the realistic story of ma... more »n's first flight to the moon. Here is all the suspense suffered by the members of Space Team One as they learn which three of their number will go. Here are the thousand and one technicalities of blast-off, excitingly crammed into a tingling dramatization as three men sit strapped in their bird - and the wives of two sit glued to their television screens. Why these three, and why in the first place do these three want to go to the moon? A boy of eight supplies the answer: "Because it's there, that's what Dad says."
What do three men do during the hours of hurtling through space? Punch buttons, read tapes, check equipment, and sometimes think about death. For death, as they have been told, is a many-faceted thing in space; like an unwanted guest - it is always at the door.
The men may be fictitious, the incidents invention, but Jeff Sutton gives a starkly realistic picture of the details and drama of a flight to the moon, and the problems of a lunar landing and takeoff.« less