Who Was Neil Armstrong

Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141369495
Release Date: 2016-01-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

First Man

Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476727813
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Author: Jay Barbree
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781466836341
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

One Giant Leap

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547349793
Release Date: 2001-09-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

Author: Tara Dixon-Engel
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 140274496X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

Neil Armstrong

Author: Carmen Bredeson
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0894909738
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A biography of the first man on the moon, covering his youth, his career as an astronaut, and his life after NASA.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Shannon Zemlicka
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822503956
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An introduction to the life of Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Montrew Dunham
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439112342
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Learn about the early years of the first person to step foot on the moon, a historic feat he described as "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Neil Armstrong

Author: Jim Ollhoff
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781617839634
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Anthony Pizzitola
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 145637849X
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

This is an autograph study for autograph collectors and the public interested in Mr. Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Dana Meachen Rau
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 0531210634
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the biography of the first man on the moon, covering his youth and his career as an astronaut.

Take a Giant Leap Neil Armstrong

Author: Peter Roop
Publisher: Scholastic, Incorporated
ISBN: 0439676266
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In this book, you will find out all about Neil Armstrong, before he made history.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Barbara Kramer
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 076602007X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

Pocket Bios Neil Armstrong

Author: Al Berenger
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781250213747
Release Date: 2018-07-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of the first man to walk on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong is an American astronaut most famous for being the first person to walk on the moon: "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Before enrolling in the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. Follow this extraordinary man's life and accomplishments, from childhood to space and back again. Pocket Bios are full of personality, introducing readers to fascinating figures from history with simple storytelling and cheerful illustrations. Titles include men and women from history, exploration, the sciences, the arts, the ancient world, and more.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Thomas Streissguth
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736816275
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a brief biography of the first astronaut to walk on the Moon.