Former astronaut Scott Blackstone’s dream of opening outer space to visits from everyday people is under attack. His pilot program has been marred by a fatal accident, he’s out of a job, and he’s being sued for billions of dollars. And it’s beginning to seem that the “accident” wasn’t at all accidental.
Then the endless conflict between India and Pakistan heats up . . . and Pakistan explodes a nuclear device in the upper atmosphere, frying electronics on Earth and in space, and putting the crew of the international space station at risk. With the shuttle fleet grounded, only a secret Skunk Works project known to Scott and his old friends can save the space station’s stranded crew.
The Return is a tale about the kind of space adventure that could happen today—and that will happen tomorrow. As told by Buzz Aldrin, who’s been there . . . and who’s already helped change the world.
“As real as it gets!”—The New York Post
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About Buzz Aldrin
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts BUZZ ALDRIN and Neil Armstrong landed their lunar module on the Sea of Tranquillity and became the first humans to walk on the moon. Aldrin has since been awarded the Presidential Medal of… More about Buzz Aldrin
About John Barnes
John A. Barnes has been a journalist, writer, speaker, and television commentator whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Reader’s Digest, and America’s Civil War. He is currently a corporate… More about John Barnes
Published by Random House Audio Jun 05, 2000| 630 Minutes| ISBN 9781415910719