Michael Collins went to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin but didn’t land. Perhaps the most famous man you’ve never heard of, he circled the moon alone in the command module while they explored the surface. His autobiography – not ghosted – is the best astronaut book I’ve read. I think anyone would enjoy this, not just space geeks like me. It’s lively, approachable, human as it chronicles the greatest human adventure. It’s funny at times too, which is a delightful change from the po-faced earnestness of many space books. Highly recommended.
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