Colin Burgess is author or editor of almost 40 books on military and spaceflight, including Selecting the Mercury Seven: The Search for America's First Astronauts (2011). He lives in Sydney, Australia.
'A fresh, crisp, and insightful chronicle. Burgess wings the reader through humankind's initial, sometimes faltering, journeys into outer space; and our first footprints on another world. But these were just the start. Strap in! From these beginnings mankind personally touches the Kosmos in its Greatest Adventure.' - Charles D. Walker, engineer, corporate executive, and first commercial industry astronaut on Space Shuttle missions STS-41D, STS-51D, and STS-61B