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All We Did Was Fly to the Moon (History-alive series)

by Dick Lattimer

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This book is chock-full of information on each of the Apollo flights, including photos and flight patches. ( )
  yangguy | Jun 19, 2007 |
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"High Flight"
John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings,
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds---and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of---wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
"John Gillespie Magee, Jr. was an American who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was killed at the age of nineteen, flying a Spitfire during the Battle of Britain. He was born in China and lived in Washington, where his father was rector of St. John's Church across from the White House. "High Flight" is without a doubt the best-known poem among aviators and can be found, elegantly framed or carelessly tacked, on home and office walls around most military airfields." -- Michael Collins, "Carrying the Fire"
Dedication
This edition is warmly dedicated to the lost crew of Challenger and their families. Some were friends, and the last time El Onizuka called, just a few weeks before the fatal launch, was to tell me how very much he was enjoying this book. I urge everyone to donate to the Challenger Center in their memory. Se Appendix for details.
Also dedicated to the late Cy Baker, Administrator of the Astronaut Office in Houson, a good friend who helped a great deal in compiling this information.
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