For Spacious Skies by Astronaut Scott Carpenter
Item #: BookCarpenter
For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut For Spacious Skies is Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter's never-before-told account of his life at NASA. Carpenter is one of the original seven "Right Stuff" astronauts, the fourth American in space and the second to orbit the Earth. For Spacious Skies was written in partnership with daughter/author Kris Stoever who was six years old when her father first rocketed into space! A great account of the early days of the American space program. Features / Reviews: Co-authored by Carpenter's writer/editor daughter Kris Stoever, For Spacious Skies is everything a book about the space program should be. It is richly detailed, informative and exciting, at times deeply moving, it examines America's space program in the 1960s from the inside as well as one man's path both in and out of it. For Spacious Skies ends beautifully and cryptically. It's cryptic enough that I can share that ending with you here without fear of giving anything away, and it's a lovely passage, one that somehow captures that spirit of Carpenter's book: The space race is over. Men have walked on the moon. Old friends and pioneers are gone. Still, a frontier's cardinal rules remain unchanged: be ready in trouble, endeavor to be a jolly companion, and, tell good and true stories around lonely campfires.
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Harcourt; 1st edition (January 27, 2003)
Book Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches