First Man

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476727813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 755

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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.

First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

Author: James Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471177882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 5795


Now a major film starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Kyle Chandler, directed by Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong – the man whose “one small step” changed history. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over 50 hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong's career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. In the years since the Moon landing, rumors swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. This book reveals the man behind the myth. In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In First Man, the personal, technological, epic, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.

Who Was the First Man on the Moon?: Neil Armstrong

Author: Nathan Page,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593385209

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1201


Discover the story behind Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission in this immersive graphic novel -- by Montague Twins creative duo Nathan Page and Drew Shannon. Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting new addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series! From his childhood experiments to his first encounters with flight, explore the steps Neil Armstrong took in order to become the first person to land on the moon. A story of calculated risk, perseverance, and earth-defying reward, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves in the life of the famous astronaut -- brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that fly off the page.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Tara Dixon-Engel,Mike Jackson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402760617

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 134

View: 2976


An introduction to the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Kevin Okelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781774856628

Category: Science

Page: 0

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Aside from the interesting facts and images mr smith presents in his neil armstrong for kids book he also covers some interesting insights about neil armstrong's background, his humble beginnings & how he first got started with flying. Kids will also learn about his many accomplishments, his influences on mankind today and more interesting facts. The pictures within this book are accompanied by small bits of easy to understand text while making it an exciting read about the life of neil armstrong. Neil armstrong: the life and legacy of the first astronaut to walk on the moon profiles his life and chronicles the most memorable space mission in history. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about neil armstrong like never before. Reading a complete biography can often be intimidating for a young person, but weston gives you neil armstrong's life in 136 easy-to-understand segments. We are sure that the facts about neil armstrong in this book will fascinate you and inspire you to learn much more about the first man to ever walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon!

Author: James Buckley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1645174344

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 98

View: 4792


"Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon! is a biography of the astronaut who became the first person to walk on the Moon in 1969. From earning a pilot's certificate at age 16 to being a test pilot for supersonic jets, Armstrong spent most of the early part of his life perfecting the skills he would need for the historic Moon landing. Calm and collected under pressure, he was an ideal candidate for NASA's astronaut program, and is remembered for his famous words, spoken after he set foot on the Moon: 'That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind'"--

Neil Armstrong

Author: 50 minutes

Publisher: 50Minutes.com

ISBN: 2806276098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 38

View: 773


Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Neil Armstrong in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Neil Armstrong. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – it was with these pivotal words that Neil Armstrong became world-famous, being the first man to walk on the Moon and becoming a legend on 21 July 1969. Along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, he successfully completed this feat which proved the technological prowess of America to the rest of the world and changed the history of humanity forever. In just 50 minutes you will: • Learn about Neil Armstrong’s life, education and career and how he came to be chosen to be the first man to set foot on the Moon • Understand the pivotal moments of the space race in the second half of the 20th century between America and the USSR • Analyse the success of Armstrong’s Apollo 11 mission, and how it managed to overcome problems to land on the Moon before returning to Earth safely ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.

Dear Neil Armstrong

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1612496032

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 9035


In the years between the historic first moon landing by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969, and his death at age 82 on August 25, 2012, Neil Armstrong received hundreds of thousands of cards and letters from all over the world, congratulating him, praising him, requesting pictures and autographs, and asking him what must have seemed to him to be limitless—and occasionally intrusive—questions. Of course, all the famous astronauts received fan mail, but the sheer volume Armstrong had to deal with for more than four decades after his moon landing was staggering. Today, the preponderance of those letters—some 75,000 of them—are preserved in the archives at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to the First Man on the Moon publishes a careful sampling of these letters—roughly 400—reflecting the various kinds of correspondence that Armstrong received along with representative samples of his replies. Selected and edited by James R. Hansen, Armstrong’s authorized biographer and author of the New York Times best seller First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, this collection sheds light on Armstrong’s enduring impact and offers an intimate glimpse into the cultural meanings of human spaceflight. Readers will explore what the thousands of letters to Neil Armstrong meant not only to those who wrote them, but as a snapshot of one of humankind’s greatest achievements in the twentieth century. They will see how societies and cultures projected their own meanings onto one of the world’s great heroes and iconic figures.

The New Moon

Author: Arlin Crotts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521762243

Category: Science

Page: 525

View: 9121


This book presents the complete story of the human lunar experience, including significant events in lunar science.

Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon

Author: Calista Plummer

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 2579


Many people remember Neil Armstrong as the first man to walk on the moon. But he was much more than that. He was a Naval Officer, an aerospace engineer, a test pilot, and even a university professor. For 17 years he was an engineer, test pilot, astronaut and administrator. He tested and flew over 200 different models of aircraft. These included planes, jets, gliders, helicopters, and rockets. Of course his best known rocket flight was to the moon in Apollo 11. Armstrong was a humble man who was a reluctant hero. He refused to speak about his accomplishments, but they speak for themselves. Find out more about this reluctant hero in this 15-minute children's biography. Ages 10 and up. Reading Level: 6.8 LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.