Basil Hero – The Mission of a Lifetime


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.

Author: Basil Hero
Narrator: Dan Woren
Duration: 6 hours 39 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2004
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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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.