The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


Bea Uusma Schyffert is exactly one inch too short to become an astronaut, so she studied illustration instead. She has illustrated more than ten books. This is the first she's both illustrated and written. It received the prestigious Swedish Book Art Award
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811840071
ISBN-10: 0811840077
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: July 2003
Pages: 80
Language: English