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The Mission of a Lifetime

Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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Former award-winning investigative reporter Basil Hero chronicles the lives and lessons of the 12 remaining Apollo astronauts.

Only 24 human beings have traveled to the moon. Theirs were the most daring voyages in mankind's history, and their view of Earth from the moon changed them and the way we see our home planet.

Now in their emeritus years, the 12 remaining lunar explorers for the first time reveal the true source of courage, leadership, and the quiet patriotism that it took to accomplish their missions. Their voyages to the moon led them to the most incredible discovery of all: our home planet and its precious place in the universe. "The Eagles", as author Basil Hero calls them, fear for Earth's future and offer sensible solutions to its mounting crises and the path to future space exploration. 

In The Mission of a Lifetime, the Eagles share their wisdom and urge us to reframe our view of Earth to theirs: no identifiable nations, borders, or races; just Earthlings working together as a collective civilization. Hero begins each chapter with key life lessons that listeners can gain from these honorable men - from overcoming fear to finding gratitude and practicing humility in all that you do. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Basil Hero (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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"A powerful reminder from the men who went to the moon about the timeless values of duty, honor, country, and moral courage. Basil Hero has captured rare portraits of the remaining lunar explorers who offer provocative insights into the future of our home planet." (George Stephanopoulos, ABC News)

"A phenomenal portrait of humankind's precious and endangered incubator and of the dedicated, courageous and soulful lunar explorers who created that portrait. A must read for all Earthlings." (William E. Burrows, aerospace historian and author of This New Ocean)

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  • keithzusi
  • Summit, NJ, United States
  • 04-28-19

Excellent

Very good overview of space program and some of the men who made it possible. Theme of the book was communicated well - maybe not quite as inspirational as some other reviews portray but a very good book nonetheless.

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