Who Was Neil Armstrong

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Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141369495
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On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, in front of a TV audience of 450 million people. His step was "a giant leap for mankind", but what of the other steps in his fascinating life? From building his own model planes as a little boy to becoming a test pilot and then an astronaut, Armstrong's is a story of soaring success. This concise and enjoyable biography puts together the pieces of his life and work for young readers. Puffin's 'Who Was . . . ?' book series presents clear and accessible biographies of some of history's most renowned individuals.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Jay Barbree
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781466836341
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Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America's modern hero and history's most famous space traveler. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neil's life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted friend – Jay Barbree. Working from 50 years of conversations he had with Neil, from notes, interviews, NASA spaceflight transcripts, and remembrances of those Armstrong trusted, Barbree writes about Neil's three passions – flight, family, and friends. This is the inside story of Neil Armstrong from the time he flew combat missions in the Korean War and then flew a rocket plane called the X-15 to the edge of space, to when he saved his Gemini 8 by flying the first emergency return from Earth orbit and then flew Apollo-Eleven to the moon's Sea of Tranquility. Together Neil and Jay discussed everything, from his love of flying, to the war years, and of course his time in space. The book is full of never-before-seen photos and personal details written down for the first time, including what Armstrong really felt when he took that first step on the moon, what life in NASA was like, his relationships with the other astronauts, and what he felt the future of space exploration should be. As the only reporter to have covered all 166 American astronaut flights and moon landings Jay knows these events intimately. Neil Armstrong himself said, "Barbree is history's most experienced space journalist. He is exceptionally well qualified to recall and write the events and emotions of our time." Through his friendship with Neil and his dedicated research, Barbree brings us the most accurate account of his friend's life of flight, the book he planned for twenty years.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Shannon Zemlicka
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822503956
Size: 18.92 MB
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An introduction to the life of Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon.

First Man

Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476727813
Size: 13.28 MB
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An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Ann Byers
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823944611
Size: 10.44 MB
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Discusses the life and training as an astronaut of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Tara Dixon-Engel
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402760612
Size: 18.48 MB
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An introduction to the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon.

One Giant Leap

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547349793
Size: 13.96 MB
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As a young boy, Neil Armstrong had a recurring dream in which he held his breath and floated high in the sky. He spent his free time reading stacks of flying magazines, building model airplanes, and staring through a homemade telescope. As a teenager, Neil worked odd jobs to pay for flying lessons at a nearby airport. He earned his student pilot’s license on his sixteenth birthday. But who was to know that this shy boy, who also loved books and music, would become the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969.