What are the best books about astronauts?

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    #1First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

    First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

    First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong is a biography written by James R. Hansen detailing the life of the first man who stepped on the moon. It is the basis of the upcoming film of the same name.

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    Virginia Campbell
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Fascinating book about Armstrong, I learned a lot of new things about him that were never touched upon when I was in school. A great read for anyone interested in astronauts, and Neil himself. "
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    #2Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

    Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

    Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight is a biography written by Jay Barbree about the first astronaut who stepped on the moon. It has a foreword by John Glenn, and this version was published in 2014. Barbree interviewed Armstrong for the book.

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    Lawrence Reid
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Awesome books about the life and times of a true American Hero. A great book whose author took the time to write about the man himself. "
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    #3Rocket Men

    Rocket Men

    Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon is a biography written by Craig Nelson that narrates the story behind the men of Apollo 11 and their mission on the moon. It became a New York Times bestseller.

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    Ronald Gray
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Great biography written by Craig Nelson. Nelson tells the story about the expedition of Apollo 11 and the great historic moment that it was. Worth a read!"
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    #4Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

    Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

    Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery is a memoir written by astronaut Scott Kelly. It was published in October 2017 and became a National Best Seller book. It is about Kelly's year-long stay in the International Space Station.

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    Janice Jimenez
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This book is very interesting. You will learn about Scott Kelly and his life and also gain knowledge about the International Space Station and what it is like to be an astronaut. If you like memoirs, this one should definitely be on your reading list."
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    #5Rocketman

    Rocketman

    Rocketman: Astronaut Pete Conrad's Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond is a biography written by Nancy Conrad and Howard A. Klausner about Pete Conrad. It has an introduction from astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

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    Aditya Nair
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "Rocketman may have some insights for a hardcore space fan, but honestly, it's kind of passable. It's typical of biographies, lavishing heaps of detail that, ultimately, aren't really relevant from an impersonal perspective. I found myself wanting it to "get on with it already" at more than a few points. Though there are insightful and entertaining moments, there's a lot of boring ones, too."
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    #6Chariots for Apollo

    Chariots for Apollo

    Chariots for Apollo: Untold Story Behind the Race to the Moon is a nonfiction book by Joshua Stoff and Charles Pellegrino narrating the eventful Space Race in the 1960s. This book is a first edition released in 1999.

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    Ashley McDonald
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I wouldn't say it's be best but it's pretty good. It does steal it's title from an earlier book and gives a weird emphasis to the company that made the lunar module but like I said, still pretty good."
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    #7Two Sides of the Moon

    Two Sides of the Moon

    Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race is a nonfiction book by Alexei Leonov and David Scott and their experiences during the Space Race. It has an introduction from Neil Armstrong and Tom Hanks.

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    Arnav Kadam
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "I was always fascinated with the time countries were on a race to make it to the moon first. Two Sides of the Moon depicted it wonderfully and i wasn't let down for a moment."
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    #8Moon Shot

    Moon Shot

    Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings is the New York Times bestselling nonfiction book by Jay Barbree, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton about the Space Race. It has an introduction from Neil Armstrong.

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    Dorothy Alvarado
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "First, Love the cover of this book. It really grabs your attention. The book is available in many different formats from many different sellers and thats great, you can shop around for the best price right on Amazon. The idea behind this book is very interesting and almost promises to be a great read. "
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    #9An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Integrity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything is an autobiography written by Col. Chris Hadfield. Published in 2013.

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    Yi Tan
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "I am a big fan of astronomy so this was a perfect read for me. This autobiography of Chris Hadfield is very detailed about his career as an astronaut and he shares many words of wisdom. I would pick this up for a good pick up!"
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    #10The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff
    The Right Stuff is a nonfiction book by Tom Wolfe detailing the lives of the men behind America's victory in the Space Race in the 1960s. This book is a second edition published on May 16, 2004, by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
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    Gerardo Marín
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "The Right Stuff is one of the coolest books I've read in a long time. It takes a close look at the men behind America's space race with the rest of the world and it's not as boring as you might think."

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Best What are the best books about astronauts
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1First Man: The Life of Neil A. ArmstrongBooks 42 Paid
2Neil Armstrong: A Life of FlightBooks 37 Paid
3Rocket MenBooks 36 Paid
4Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of DiscoveryBooks 34 Paid
5RocketmanBooks 31 Paid
6Chariots for ApolloBooks 29 Paid
7Two Sides of the MoonBooks 28 Paid
8Moon ShotBooks 24 Paid
9An Astronaut's Guide to Life on EarthBooks 23 Paid
10The Right StuffBooks 21 Paid
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