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: Ann Byers
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823944611
Size: 15.49 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.

Who Is Neil Armstrong

Author: Roberta Edwards
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ISBN: 1439584710
Size: 13.38 MB
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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a Âgiant leap for mankind. This Eagle Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then grew up to be a test pilot for experimental aircraft before becoming an astronaut. Over 100 black-and-white illustrations bring ArmstrongÂ's story to life.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Barbara Kramer
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0894908286
Size: 18.84 MB
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Explores the life and accomplishments of astronaut Neil Armstrong, from his childhood in Ohio through his years with NASA, including his famous moon landing and other space flights.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Jay Barbree
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781466836341
Size: 16.68 MB
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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: 17.54 MB
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An introduction to the life of Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Thomas Streissguth
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736816275
Size: 12.66 MB
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Presents a brief biography of the first astronaut to walk on the Moon.