Book series following life of a man from pilot, to first man to have sex in space, then later as an astronaut he kills a female astronaut, later he becomes leader of Moon base who has conflict with Earth.

  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. When did you read this? How many books in the series did you read? Do you remember any of the cover art?
    – DavidW
    Jul 28, 2022 at 2:11

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I suspect this is Ben Bova's Kinsman series

This amalgamation, then, is the life story of one Chet Kinsman, a heroic young military astronaut, and, among other things, the first man to make love in weightless conditions. He fights in orbit and kills a Russian cosmonaut, rescues an injured fellow-astronaut on the moon, and battles the Washington bureaucracy over establishing a base there.

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    Thank you. It was indeed Kinsman. I had thought it was by Ben Bova but had little luck narrowing it down from all the books he has published.
    – Mark Hoag
    Jul 28, 2022 at 2:27
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    – Andrew
    Jul 28, 2022 at 2:32

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