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Michael CollinsUr days later two astronauts Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did walk on the moon But did you know that there were actually three astronauts aboard the rocket on July Michael Collins didn’t get to walk on the Moon but his contribution is just as important as Armstrong and Aldrin’s Prior to joining NASA Collins was in the Air Force and flew fighter jets After joining NASA he made two trips into space performing one of the first EVAs or Extravehicular activities in othe. This is a great introduction for children about astronaut Michael Collins It does borrow heavily from his own memoirs so I would strongly encourage kids to check out his story in his own words Flying To The Moon It is nice to know there are resources for children to learn about the space race and the many forgotten heroes who helped make it happen
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Jeter Publishing presents the second nonfiction biography in a brand new series that celebrates men and women who altered the course of history often without recognition On Julya Gemini rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida Previous launches had focused on getting astronauts into space docking two spacecraft and even walking in space but this mission was different Apollo was designed to land two astronauts on the moon and then bring them back to Earth Fo. I received an arc of this book on netgalley in exchange for a honest review Cool I really like seeing books about Michael Collins because so often the spotlight is on his famous peers like Neil Armstrong This book is a little long but for people interested in the space mission and how those people got to that point this is well worth reading
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Michael Collins characters Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ ➿ [Download] ➽ Michael Collins By James Buckley Jr. ➵ – Gwairsoft.co.uk Jeter Publishing presents the second nonfiction biography in a brand new series that celebrates men and women who altered the course of history often without recognition OnR words walking in space as well as making that trip to the moon Collins continued to contribute even after leaving the space program He took a job in the State Department and even served as director of the National Air Space Museum and as undersecretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC He may not have walked on the moon but he’s one of only twenty four people to travel there In fact without Michael Collins that first moon landing might never have happen. E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusThere have been a huge number of books about the Apollo 11 moon walk since this year marks the fiftieth anniversary of that event and all of them have contributed greatly to my knowledge of the space program This biography takes a slightly different approach concentrating on the one man of the three who did not walk on the moon Michael Collins While the first section of the book is a fairly standard biography mentioning Collins' early life and giving lots of details about his military and flight experience it gets very interesting when Collins enters the space program The details of training as well as descriptions of the rigorous process to even be chosen as an astronaut are very interesting and unlike anything I've read The fact that the applicants were all white males is addressed and a brief mention is given to women and people of color who were space pioneers Probably the most fascinating part of the book was the description of the survival training the members of the Gemini and Apollo missions had to undergo in jungles and deserts There was no guarantee that the modules would land in the ocean so the crew needed to be prepared I also enjoyed the depiction of the KC 135 cargo plane that would provide moments of weightlessness when it would fly straight up and then back down it's nickname was the vomit comet The inclusion of personal moments such as Collins going to Dave Scott's house to help with his children when the Gemini 8 mission was in trouble and his role in notifying Roger Chaffee's wife of his death gives us insight into the personality of our subject Where this book really shines though is the Apollo 11 mission through Collins' eyes and the celebrations and tour afterwards through the same lens This points out that history isn't monolithic and that there are always lots of stories to be told about any event There is just enough information about Collins' career after his stint in NASA to make me feel a sense of closure Strengths I bookmarked a lot of pages because there were so many small things that I learned This will make the book appealing to readers who adore nonfiction but the book also was a compelling read with just enough information to keep it fast paced I always tell my students that reading biographies is a great way to be allowed to be nosy about someone else's life and this had a great balance of public and private life Weaknesses This is of a weakness of my students I wish my students read narrative nonfiction For a while I could get them to plow through some 42 page nonfiction books but it's sometimes a struggle to get them to get through a reasonably long book like this one Maybe now that they aren't allowed to use their cell phones during study hall we will see a resurgence in nonfiction readingWhat I really think I am going to start recommending books about the early space program to my readers who ONLY want to read about WWII because all of the astronauts had a military background Which is so obvious but just blows my mind I think it will do the same for my students