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Author Topic:   Falling to Earth (Al Worden, Francis French)

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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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posted 10-12-2012 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for emilyc1978   Click Here to Email emilyc1978     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's my overview of the book.


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posted 04-06-2013 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Currently reading this book and I am enjoying it very much! It is always interesting to read about our astronauts!! Now if we can just get Joe Engle to write about his X-15 and space careers.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 04-28-2013 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few days ago I was very pleasantly surprised to receive this video from Al Worden and Francis French. Thank you Al and Francis for bringing "Falling to Earth" to the collectSPACE community!

Though Al thanks me for the coverage of "Falling to Earth" on collectSPACE, I would extend that thanks to our members who have shared their thoughts on this thread and brought the book into their communities.

Jay Chladek

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posted 04-29-2013 12:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a cool thank you video. All things considered though, if the narrative wasn't good and the story wasn't exciting, no amount of helping to cover it would have done much. So it ultimately comes down to the words Al and Francis put on the page. Once the book is bought, it is just you (the reader) and them as they tell the story.

So thanks to both Al and Francis for inviting us all to come along for the ride.


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posted 04-29-2013 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I could not agree more with Al Worden, Congratulations Robert.


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posted 01-11-2017 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Between college, sports and a part-time job, on average it usually takes me about a month to finish a book depending on its size.

I finished Falling to Earth in three days. I just couldn't put the thing down!

Al and Francis do a wonderful job describing the 6 a.m. starts at West Point, the deep-space EVA, and those hilarious astronaut gotchas to name just a few - all in incredible detail.

I have to say that it was a fantastic read from start to finish!

Most importantly, the book allowed someone like me - who would not be born for another quarter of a century after the Moon landings - to try and understand what life was like back when people did bold things.

My favourite astronaut autobiography by far!


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posted 01-13-2017 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so very much for these kind words!!

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