The Right Stuff meets Rocket Boys in this gripping memoir by the man who helped create some of the greatest moments in U.S. space history.NASA flight director Chris Kraft takes readers behind the scenes of the U.S. space program to deliver an unforgettable account of his life in Mission Control. One of our early space pioneers, Kraft emerged from a boyhood in small-town America to become a visionary whose energy and commitment would lead to the creation of our nation's most daring space programs. It's all here, from the legendary Mercury missions that first sent Americans into space through the Gemini and Apollo missions that landed them on the moon. The great heroes of space are here, too-Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Buzz Aldrin-leading the space race that would change the course of U.S history. From its infancy to its glory days, from near-disasters to astonishing triumphs . . . from the stunning gambles to the pure luck that accompanied each mission, Flight relives the spellbinding moments and events that captured the imagination of the world. It is a stirring tribute to the U.S. space program and to the men who risked their lives to take America on a flight into the unknown-from the man who was there for it all.