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The Astronaut Maker

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first two humans on the moon on July 20, 1969. A new biography of the Baker Institute's George Abbey, former director of the Johnson Space Center, provides a timely and expansive history of the American space program.

Click here to buy "The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation," by Michael Cassutt: