The Falling Astronautsby Barry N. Malzberg
INSIDE THE SPACE PROGRAM
Colonel Richard Martin had been to the Moon and back, but he would never be sent on a mission again.
Martin had suffered a nervous breakdown while he orbited the Moon, and he couldn't be trusted to pilot an expensive space capsule anymore. So now Martin handled public relations for the space program, and after one more Moon launch his connection with the program would be completely ended.
But no one could foresee the strange disaster that would turn the coming space mission into a nightmare that only Martin, if anyone, could end...
Details updated August 28, 2021
Barry Nathaniel Malzberg (born 1939) is an American writer and editor, most often of science fiction and fantasy.
Barry N. Malzaberg has written several stories under the pseudonym of K. M. O'Donnell. He has also written The Lone Wolf series under the pseudonym of Mike Barry.
Barry N. Malzberg. Wikipedia.