FLY ME TO THE MOON....40 YEARS LATER
It is remarkable that 40 years ago - prior to cell phones, Blackberry's, and laptops - the mission to send men to the moon was accomplished with astronauts who carried sliderules. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin writes about his journey as the second man to step foot on the moon in his book, Magnificent Desolation. It begins with his trip to the moon in 1969 as he journeyed with Neil Armstrong to plant the the United States flag on the moon's surface but documents so much more about the dangers encountered landing on the moon and reconnecting to their space craft to return to earth. Their lives as "men who walked on the moon" was never to be the same. From their 21 day quarantine upon their return, to being on display as heroes in the Cold War race with Russia. Buzz Aldrin's memoir of this historic event and why he believes we should return is definitely worth reading.