The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins
Title: The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins
Author: Bea Uusma Schyffert
SCIENCE SPACE JNF SCH
A biography of the astronaut, Michael Collins, who circled the moon in the Apollo 12 space capsule while his colleagues Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module and walked on the moon.
Do you know the story of Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 astronaut who went all the way to the moon but never walked on its surface? Instead, he orbited the moon 14 times, surrounded by 701 power switches and 20 pounds of checklists. Reminiscent of a scrapbook, this extraordinary book chronicles what Michael Collins did, saw, and thought about in space. Through fascinating facts, quotes, checklists, original drawings, and photos taken both in space and on Earth, it also tells how the astronauts prepared for their historic journey, what they brought with them, and what they left behind.