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For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut
For Spacious Skies The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut
Author: Scott Carpenter, Kris Stoever
ISBN-13: 9780151004676
ISBN-10: 0151004676
Publication Date: 1/27/2003
Pages: 384
Edition: 1st
Rating:
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4.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Hardcover
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A rich story of remarkable accomplishment and sacrifice. Not only do we learn about the early years of space travel, we learn how one man became one of America's modern heroes. -John Glenn

For Spacious Skies is more than the adventures of Scott Carpenter, Mercury astronaut and Deep Submergence aquanaut. It is the heart-breaking story of a family torn apart and a boy called Buddy who flew solo into space and lived for an eternity in the depths of the sea, looking for his father. -Tom Wolfe, author of The Right Stuff

By many miles the best memoir of Project Mercury. For Spacious Skies is a splendid, writerly combination of personal and national journeying, full of thoughtfulness, thrills, and a deep, dignified emotion. For anyone who remembers the first light of the space age-or had the bad luck of being too young to live through it-this is the indispensable book.- Thomas Mallon author of Aurora 7 and Mrs. Paines Garage