Who Was Neil Armstrong

Who Was Neil Armstrong Author
ISBN-10 9780141369495
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 112
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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

Neil Armstrong Author Jay Barbree
ISBN-10 9781466836341
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 384
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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.



First Man

First Man Author James R. Hansen
ISBN-10 9781476727813
Release 2012-11-27
Pages 784
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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

Neil Armstrong Author Shannon Zemlicka
ISBN-10 0822503956
Release 2003
Pages 48
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An introduction to the life of Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon.



Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Ann Byers
ISBN-10 0823944611
Release 2004
Pages 112
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Discusses the life and training as an astronaut of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon.



One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap Author Don Brown
ISBN-10 0547349793
Release 2001-09-24
Pages 32
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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.



Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Tara Dixon-Engel
ISBN-10 1402760612
Release 2008
Pages 124
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An introduction to the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon.



Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Carmen Bredeson
ISBN-10 0894909738
Release 1998
Pages 48
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A biography of the first man on the moon, covering his youth, his career as an astronaut, and his life after NASA.



One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap Author Leon Wagener
ISBN-10 9781466828568
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 320
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On July 20, 1969 the whole world stopped. It was a day in which a man who grew up on a farm without electricity would announce, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." In this, the first ever biography of Neil Armstrong, Leon Wagener explores the man whose walk on the moon is still compared to humankind's progenitor's crawl out of the primordial ooze. And whose retreat back to a farm in his native Ohio soon after the last ticker tape confetti fell, has left him looked upon as a reclusive hermit ever since. This is the true story of a national hero, whose life long quest to walk on the moon truely mirrors our best selves, an American who braved incredible danger daily over a long career, finally achieving what seemed impossible, and broke free of the Earth's surly bonds proving forever that man can reach for the stars, and succeed. Relying on hundreds of interviews with family and friends of the astronaut, plus generous access to the NASA files, Leon Wagener explores the life of one of America's true heroes, in a book filled with extraordianry adventure, and even greater achievement. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong Author Nick Hunter
ISBN-10 9781484609200
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 32
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Compares the lives of explorer Christopher Columbus and American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, describeing their earlier lives, the journeys for which they are famous, later developments, and their last years.



Neil Armstrong and Getting to the Moon

Neil Armstrong and Getting to the Moon Author Ben Hubbard
ISBN-10 9781484625200
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 48
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"Join Neil Armstrong on his journey to the moon! This book examines the extraordinary life of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon, from his early life to his first trip aboard an American spacecraft. Discover what the space race was and other developments happening at the time. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown."--



Who Was Sally Ride

Who Was Sally Ride Author Megan Stine
ISBN-10 9780698151307
Release 2013-05-16
Pages 112
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In 1978, Sally Ride, a PhD candidate at Standford University, responded to a newspaper ad to join the US astronaut program. She was accepted and became the first American woman astronaut to fly in space! Among her other accomplishments, she played tennis like a professional, was an astrophysicist who helped develop a robotic arm for space shuttles, and later, through Sally Ride Science, worked to make science cool and accessible for girls. Sally Ride, who died on July 23, 2012, will continue to inspire young children.



Moon Bound

Moon Bound Author Colin Burgess
ISBN-10 9781461438557
Release 2013-03-12
Pages 371
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Often lost in the shadow of the first group of astronauts for the Mercury missions, the second and third groups included the leading figures for NASA's activities for the following two decades. “Moon Bound” complements the author’s recently published work, “Selecting the Mercury Seven” (2011), extending the story of the men who helped to launch human spaceflight and broaden the American space program. Although the initial 1959 group became known as the legendary pioneering Mercury astronauts, the astronauts of Groups 2 and 3 gave us many household names. Sixteen astronauts from both groups traveled to the Moon in Project Apollo, with several actually walking on the Moon, one of them being Neil Armstrong. This book draws on interviews to tell the astronauts' personal stories and recreate the drama of that time. It describes the process by which they were selected as astronauts and explains how the criteria had changed since the first group. “Moon Bound” is divided into two parts, recounting the biographies relating to the nine astronauts from NASA’s Group 2 in the first part, and the fourteen finalists in Group 3 in the second part. The stories of both selection groups are narrated through the experiences of four finalists with interesting backgrounds. One of these men is Al Rupp of the USAF who, as a West Point cadet, cheekily helped to steal the Navy mascot goat prior to the annual Army versus Navy game in 1953, thus achieving legendary status in the game’s history. Rupp was killed in a plane crash just two years after being named as a finalist for Group 3. The service career of naval aviator John Yamnicky was also very much the equal of other finalists, but he was killed on September 11, 2001, as he was a passenger on hijacked Flight 77, which was flown into the Pentagon. At the end of the work there are several chapters on how these candidates were prepped for their missions.



Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Catherine Chambers
ISBN-10 9781406272499
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 32
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This book traces the life of Neil Armstrong, from his early childhood and education through his sources of inspiration and challenges faced, early successes, and the moon-landing for which he is best known. A timeline at the end of the book summarizes key milestones and achievements of Armstrong's life.--



Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Thomas Streissguth
ISBN-10 0736816275
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 24
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Presents a brief biography of the first astronaut to walk on the Moon.



Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Tamara Hollingsworth
ISBN-10 9781433396762
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 0
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Profiles the life of pioneer astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon.



Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Barbara Kramer
ISBN-10 076602007X
Release 2003
Pages 32
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Presents the biography of astronaut Neil Armstrong, whose childhood dreams of flying came true in 1969 when he became the first man to walk on the moon.