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 rocketsOn 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."
I just realized that I forgot my #QuotsyNov17 post for yesterday. I‘m not sure if this quote is in this book, but it‘s always been one of my favorites, the #paradox of life and what we take for granted.