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Neil Armstrong : a life of flight.

Author: Jay Barbree
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"To date, everything written about Armstrong's life and flights has been written from the outside looking in; Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story. Working from his years of notes, and with the full cooperation of the Armstrong family, Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous astronaut and one of our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Neil Armstrong; Neil Armstrong
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Barbree
ISBN: 1250040728 9781250040725
OCLC Number: 889523429
Notes: "An imprint of St. Martin's Press."--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xix, 362 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A wing and a prayer --
Test flight, high desert, and a satellite or three --
Those who would ride rockets --
The moon is calling --
Pasadena overshoot --
Training days --
Home fire --
The Gemini twins are flying --
Gemini 8 --
Gemini 8: the docking --
Gemini 8: the emergency --
Tragedies ground spaceflight --
How to land on the moon --
Hello moon --
The misfits --
Rehearsal finals --
The launch --
Outbound --
The landing --
Moonwalk --
The return --
Back home --
An American tragedy --
Space shuttle and beyond --
Then, now, and tomorrow.

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Neil Armstrong biography. This book is full of never-before-seen photos and personal details written down for the first time, including what Neil really felt when he took that first step on the moon,  Read more...

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