Reaching for the Moon

Author: Buzz Aldrin

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780060554477

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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I walked on the moon. This is my journey. But it didn't begin when I stepped on board Apollo 11 on July 1, 1969. It began the day I was born. Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal is possible—from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the Moon. I always knew the Moon was within my reach—and that I was ready to be on the team that would achieve the first landing. But it was still hard to believe when I took my first step onto the Moon's surface. We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how mine came true.

Reaching for the Moon

Author: Pearce H Lucy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910559086

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 116

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Reaching for the Moon is the girls' version of Lucy H. Pearce's Amazon bestselling book Moon Time: harness the ever-changing energy of your menstrual cycle. For girls aged 9-14 as they anticipate and experience their body's changes. Beginning with an imaginary journey into the red tent, a traditional place of women's wisdom, some of the gifts and secrets of womanhood are imparted in a gentle lyrical way, alongside practical advice. Reaching for the Moon is a nurturing celebration of a girl's transformation to womanhood. Lucy H. Pearce is the mother of three, and author of five books for girls and women. A must-read for all our daughters! Melia Keeton-Digby, author, The Heroines Club A beautiful, insightful book that every girl should have clenched to her heart... the most life-affirming gift you could offer. Wendy Cook, Founder, Mighty Girl Art(TM) For our daughters and their mothers, thank you. ALisa Starkweather, founder, Red Tent Temple Movement

Reaching for the Moon

Author: Katherine Johnson

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1534440836

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 9603


A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 “This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review) The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.” In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.

Reaching for the Moon

Author: John Choi

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1725342138

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3531


During the 1950s, America and the Soviet Union were locked in an intense political and military standoff called the Cold War. Out of this competition came the greatest adventure of mankind to date: humans left Earth and went into space, changing history forever. Through accessible yet engaging text, captivating photographs, and informative sidebars, readers will learn about the first rockets launched during World War II, and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who was the first man in space. Details of the long and dangerous trip when Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins finally set foot on the moon will enrapture readers. Students will explore how past successes and failures have led to present-day accomplishments.

Reaching for the Moon

Author: Katherine Johnson

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1534440844

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 8755


“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review) The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.” In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.

Reaching for the Moon

Author: Roger D Launius

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300245165

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 7070


Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and engagingly explores the driving force of this era: the race to the Moon. Beginning with the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 and closing with the end of the Apollo program in 1972, Launius examines how early space exploration blurred the lines between military and civilian activities, and how key actions led to space firsts as well as crushing failures. Launius places American and Soviet programs on equal footing—following American aerospace engineers Wernher von Braun and Robert Gilruth, their Soviet counterparts Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov—to highlight key actions that led to various successes, failures, and ultimately the American Moon landing.

Reaching for the Moon

Author: Edited by Julia Park Tracey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475998953

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

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"I'm glad I'm alive." Doris Louise Bailey, a teen in the Prohibition era, writes this sentiment over and over in her diaries as she struggles with a life-threatening bout of scarlet fever. But it's also an apt summation of how she lived in the years following her brush with death. Reaching for the Moon: More Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen (1927-1929) contains Doris's true-life adventures as she flirts with boys, sneaks sips of whiskey and bets on racehorses - breaking rules and hearts along the way. In Portland, Oregon, she's the belle of the ball, enjoying the attention of several handsome gents. In Arizona, she rides a wild strawberry roan, winning races and kissing cowboys. From hospital wards and petting parties to rodeos and boarding school, this older, more complex Doris faces the dawning of the Depression and her own emergence as a young adult with even more humor, passion and love of life than she showed in her earlier diaries. Readers of all ages will relate to her pursuit of true love, freedom, and adventure in her own time and on her own terms.

Reach for the Moon

Author: Samantha Abeel

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781570250132

Category: American poetry

Page: 48

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Poetry, written by a girl with learning disabilities, reflects her feelings and experiences.

Reaching for the Moon

Author: Hal Marcovitz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438127138

Category: Astronauts

Page: 63

View: 9309


Surveys the achievements of the Apollo program and the astronauts and other individuals who made the program a success.