Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton.
by Barry Corbin.
Inside Story Of America's Race to the Moon.
Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."
20, 1969. Eight short year after President John F. Kennedy
promised America that the newly formed NASA would land a man on
the moon, the crew of Apollo touched down on the Sea of
Tranquility in triumph and transmitted this terse message live
from the surface of the Moon. Three months on The New York Times
bestseller list, "Moon Shot" is the never-before-told
story of the courage, dedication, and teamwork that made that
journey to the moon possible. Astronauts Alan Shepard and Deke
Slayton, members of the original Mercury Seven team, were part
of America's pioneering space program from the beginning and
were perfectly placed to tell this inside story
are the successes-the first orbital flight, the first spacewalk,
the first moon landing. Here, too, is the Apollo 1 disaster,
when three astronauts met a fiery death at Cape Canaveral; the
split-second decision to land Apollo 11 on the moon with only
seconds of fuel remaining; and the epic adventure of the crew of
the crippled Apollo 13, two-hundred thousand miles from home.
with fascinating details, Moon Shot reflects the risks, the
excitement, and the accomplishments of the men who traveled
faster and farther than any humans before them - and returned
safely to tell their extraordinary tale.
(a former Astronaut) on
the hit television series "Northern
and narrated the
acclaimed TBS documentary "Moon