Calculated Risk – George Leopold

Review by Joe Copalman. In his survey of Astronaut Virgil ‘Gus’ Grissom's life, George Leopold seeks to clear the ambiguity surrounding the legacy of America’s second man in space. He discovers a man whose drive and sense of ‘don't quit’ dwarfed any innate talents he also possessed.  The loss at sea of Grissom’s Mercury capsule,... Continue Reading →

First Man – James R. Hansen

Review by Phil Vabre. Neil Alden Armstrong is forever destined to be one of the iconic figures in world history, which is rather ironic considering that, of all the astronauts, Armstrong was notoriously the most self-effacing and publicity-shy. This authorised biography therefore provides us with a valuable insight into Armstrong: the man and his achievements.... Continue Reading →

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