Who Was Neil Armstrong

Who Was Neil Armstrong Author
ISBN-10 9780141369495
Year 2016-01-07
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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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
Year 2014-07-08
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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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
Year 2012-11-27
Pages 784
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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.

One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap Author Don Brown
ISBN-10 0547349793
Year 2001-09-24
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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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 Shannon Zemlicka
ISBN-10 0822503956
Year 2003
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Lerner Publications
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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 Tara Dixon-Engel
ISBN-10 1402760612
Year 2008
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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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
Year 1998
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Enslow Pub Incorporated
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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.

Who Was Sally Ride

Who Was Sally Ride Author Megan Stine
ISBN-10 9780698151307
Year 2013-05-16
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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.

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Ann Byers
ISBN-10 0823944611
Year 2004
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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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 Leon Wagener
ISBN-10 9781466828568
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Forge Books
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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.

Neil Armstrong

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

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Elizabeth Raum
ISBN-10 1403469458
Year 2005-08-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Capstone Classroom
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Highlights the life of astronaut and engineer Neil Armstrong, and the mission--Apollo 11--that led him to become the first man on the moon.

Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong Author Nick Hunter
ISBN-10 9781484609200
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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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

Neil Armstrong Author Barbara Kramer
ISBN-10 0894908286
Year 1997
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Enslow Pub Incorporated
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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

Neil Armstrong Author Jim Ollhoff
ISBN-10 9781617839634
Year 2014-09-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher ABDO
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This title introduces readers to Neil Armstrong, the great explorer who was the first person to walk on the moon. Armstrong�s life story is examined from his childhood to marriage to his studies at Perdue University and service in the US Navy and the Korean War. Armstrong�s years at NASA are covered, including the Gemini and Apollo programs, as well as Armstrong�s historic mission on Apollo 11 with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Armstrong�s later years as NASA�s Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics and tenure at the University of Cincinnati are also examined. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.