by James Donovan

Learn why NASA astronaut Mike Collins calls this extraordinary space race story “the best book on Apollo”: this inspiring and intimate ode to ingenuity celebrates one of the most daring feats in human history.

When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon’s surface, both astronauts looked down at the computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was running out . . .

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world’s greatest technological achievements — and a triumph of the American spirit — the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. 

Interview with the Author

Nixon Now Podcast
James Donovan on the Space Race and the Apollo Moon Landing
4/29/19       50 min

House of Mystery True Crime History
James Donovan – Shoot for the Moon
5/24/19        54 min

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