Book Reviews of Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon
Moon Shot The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon
Author: Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton
ISBN-13: 9781570361678
ISBN-10: 1570361673
Publication Date: 3/1995
Pages: 400
Rating:
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3.9 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Turner Pub
Book Type: Paperback
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History of the Mercury / Gemini / Apollo programs with lots of detail; also information regarding Russian efforts, capped by the Apollo-Soyuz joint mission. Shepard & Slayton are listed as authors but probably served as primary source for co-authors Jay Barbree and Howard Benedict, journalists who followed the space program and who are most likely the actual writers.
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Well written and very interesting read. Would recomend for any space enthusiast.
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Interesting book, but they kind of treated the launching of the Sputnik as some kind of great tragedy. It's hard to imagine a time when we were so suspicious of the Russians that everything they do upsets us. It is hard to imagine, right?
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Two of the origiinal Mercury astronauts tell their story together.
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Rather melodramatic, at least at the beginning. They describe the Mojave Desert (Edwards AFB) a "snake-infested expanse where sand and sun whiten the bones of long forgotten misadventures." I've spent a lot of time exploring the Mojave Desert (I don't get out of the car much when it's summer), and I don't recall seeing any snakes or bleached bones.
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A first hand white-knuckle behind the scenes account of the race to the moon, by America's coolest astronaut and colleagues. Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton.