Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race

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Growing up on either side of the Iron Curtain, Alexei Leonov and David Scott shared the same dream -- to become a pilot. Excelling at flying, they were chosen by their countries' burgeoning space programmes to be part of the greatest technological race ever -- to land a man on the moon. Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first man to walk in space. He won a place in history, but almost lost his life. In 1966, David Scott and Neil Armstrong were seconds away from dying as Gemini 8 spun violently out of control across space. ...

Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race 2005, Pocket Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780743450676

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