Review of Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger Rating ***** As I write this review, the picture Earth Rise, taken on the Apollo 8 mission, hangs above my desk. I have had the framed picture for years. Now, after reading the excellent account of the … [Read more...] about Review of Apollo 8
Review of Fire And Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970 written by David Browne Rating ***** This book takes you back to 1970 and chronicles events from that year along with the story of four pivotal albums released during this period: James … [Read more...] about Fire and Rain: four albums, one great year
I was 13 years old when Apollo 13 lifted off for the moon on April 11, 1970. For those into numbers, the flight lifted off at exactly 13:13. Two days later, on April 13, the explosion happened. I remember standing outside in my backyard and gazing up at the moon knowing that three … [Read more...] about Apollo 13 and me. How one space flight shaped my future.