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Hi there,

I have already read Michael Collins' book on his Gemini and Apollo missions. I have also read Eugene Cernan's book on his own Gemini and Apollo missions. I thought both were quite good, myself. Are there any better books out there by members of the US or Soviet  space programs? Also, I was wondering if any of  Werner Von Braun's books on spaceflight are worth reading? Lastly, are there any decent  hard-science books available on the future of spaceflight?
Thanks, Geoff

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Hi,
am not a great book reader, rather a film fanatic.
I noticed the hundreds of books in the shops at NASA in Houston and Cape Canaveral if you ever get there. The Deutsche Museum in Munich has a great collection on offer too.

I do not expect scientists like Werner von Braun to be a good authors.

The best rocket book I ever read was "Space" by Michener

Best Astronaut books >>> http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14651.Best_Astronauts_Books

more astronaut books >>> http://www.boggsspace.com/astronaut_biographies.asp

Amazon offers about 800 books on technical space travel themes. The books are rated, reviewed and graded. >>> http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_8?rh=n%3A283155%2Cn%3A13445%2Ck%3Aspace&keyw

....and for German speaking Austrians >>> http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=sr_nr_n_6?rh=n%3A186606%2Cn%3A189169%2Ck%3Araumfahrt&

....recomended  "Packing for Mars" >>> http://www.deutsches-museum-shop.com/buecher/raumfahrt

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RRG  

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