Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journey by Michael Collins

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journey

Michael Collins

478 pages first pub 1974 (editions)

nonfiction biography science adventurous emotional fast-paced


NASA astronaut Michael Collins trained as an experimental test pilot before venturing into space as a vital member of the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 missions. In Carrying the Fire, his account of his voyages into space and the years of training that ...

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informative 94%
adventurous 82%
inspiring 70%
reflective 52%
hopeful 47%
emotional 23%
funny 23%
lighthearted 17%
relaxing 5%
tense 5%


medium 56%
slow 31%
fast 12%

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