“Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America’s Apollo Moon Landings” is a riveting first-hand account of the United States’ journey to the moon written by Alan Shepard, one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. With his characteristic humor and wit, Shepard provides insight into what it was like being part of mankind’s most ambitious space exploration endeavor yet.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone interested in the history of America’s Apollo Moon Landings. Shepard provides a detailed, insiders account of what it was like to be part of this momentous undertaking. He also offers insights into the challenges and hurdles that were faced along the way.
- Alan Shepard’s writing is engaging and entertaining
- Provides a detailed, first-hand account of the journey to the moon
- Offers interesting insights into what it was like being an astronaut
- It may be too technical for some readers.
- It is a dense read and requires time commitment to get through it all.
- Some of the anecdotes might be lost on those who are not familiar with the space program.
Learn more about the author
Alan Shepard was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and the first American to journey into space. After his historic flight aboard Freedom 7, he served as Chief of Mission Development for the Apollo moon landing program.
“Moon Shot is a riveting, first-hand account of America’s journey to the moon. Shepard provides insight and humor about what it was like being part of this ambitious space exploration endeavor.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Shepard’s writing style is easy to read and engaging, making the story of the Apollo moon landings come alive. This would be an excellent choice for anyone interested in space exploration or history.”
“This is a great book about one of America’s finest hours. It is well written, interesting, and full of the kind of detail that makes it hard to put down.”
“This book is simply amazing! I couldn’t put it down and finished it in just a few days. If you’re interested in the Apollo Moon landings at all, this is a must-read.”