Always maintain your spirit of adventure. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the moon. He stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. Beloved american hero and astronaut buzz aldrin reflects on the wisdom, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered—both in outer space and on earth—through his event-filled life, guiding principles, in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation.
No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon #ad - For his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark. How he learned to be proud of being the second man on the moon. No dream is too high is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history.
No dream is too high whittles down buzz aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: · Second comes right after first. Look for opportunities, not obstacles.
Return to EarthOpen Road Media #ad - As aldrin puts it, “i traveled to the moon, but the most significant voyage of my life began when I returned from where no man had been before. Return to earth is a powerful and moving memoir that exposes the stresses suffered by those in the Apollo program and the price Buzz Aldrin paid when he became an American icon.
We landed with all the grace of a freight elevator, ” Buzz Aldrin relates in the opening passages of Return to Earth, remembering Command Module Columbia’s abrupt descent into the gravity of the blue planet. One day a fighter pilot and engineer, the next a cultural hero burdened with the adoration of thousands, Aldrin gives a poignant account of the affair that threatened his marriage, as well as his descent into alcoholism and depression that resulted from trying to be too many things to too many people.
Return to Earth #ad - . With that splash, aldrin takes readers on a journey through the human side of the space program, as one of the first two men to land on the moon learns to cope with the pressures of his new public persona. In honest and compelling prose, Aldrin reveals a side of instant fame for which West Point and NASA could never have prepared him.
Apollo 11 astronaut buzz aldrin’s courageous, candid memoir of his return to Earth after the historic moon landing and his personal struggle with fame and depression. He didn’t realize that when he landed on his home planet his odyssey had just begun.
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in SpaceSt. Martin's Press #ad - Written with new york times bestselling author don davis, the last Man on the Moon is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all - the Moon. His career spanned the entire gemini and apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17.
Between those two historic events lay more adventures than an ordinary person could imagine as Cernan repeatedly put his life, his family and everything he held dear on the altar of an obsessive desire. The basis of the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary! A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American Space Program from one of its pioneers.
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space #ad - Eugene cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight.
Carrying the Fire: 50th Anniversary EditionFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Reissued with a new preface by the author on the fiftieth anniversary of the apollo 11 journey to the moonThe years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events—technical and spiritual—of our lifetime.
Carrying the Fire: 50th Anniversary Edition #ad - In carrying the fire, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, Collins conveys, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile earth from the other side of the moon.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. ArmstrongSimon & Schuster #ad - 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. These milestones made it seem, as armstrong’s mother Viola memorably put it, “as if from the very moment he was born—farther back still—that our son was somehow destined for the Apollo 11 mission.
For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, Hansen asserts, paid in kind by his wife and children. He was also—as James R. For the forty-five years since the Moon landing, his religious beliefs, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, and his private life.
In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, 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.
Upon his return to earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated for his monumental achievement. Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important biography—misunderstood. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” Publishers Weekly, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, starred review is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong #ad - In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. Armstrong’s accomplishments as engineer, test pilot, and astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen’s unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over.
Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space ExplorationNational Geographic #ad - President as rousing as jfk’s promise to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s—an audacious, inspiring goal-and a unified vision for space exploration. Celebrated astronaut, development, science, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, commerce, Aldrin believes it is not only possibly but vital to America’s future to keep pushing the space frontier outward for the sake of exploration, and security.
. What we need, he argues, is a commitment by the U. S. Can astronauts reach mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. In mission to mars, aldrin plots that trajectory, stressing that American-led space exploration is essential to the economic and technological vitality of the nation and the world.
Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration #ad - Do you dare to dream big? Then join Aldrin in his thought provoking and inspiring Mission to Mars.
Neil Armstrong: A Life of FlightThomas Dunne Books #ad - The book is full of never-before-seen photos and personal details written down for the first time, his relationships with the other astronauts, including what Armstrong really felt when he took that first step on the moon, what life in NASA was like, 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. Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America's modern hero and history's most famous space traveler. 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.
Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight #ad - Working from 50 years of conversations he had with neil, interviews, NASA spaceflight transcripts, from notes, and remembrances of those Armstrong trusted, family, Barbree writes about Neil's three passions – flight, and friends. Neil armstrong himself said, "Barbree is history's most experienced space journalist.
. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Together neil and jay discussed everything, from his love of flying, to the war years, and of course his time in space. 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.
He is exceptionally well qualified to recall and write the events and emotions of our time.
Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the MoonCrown Archetype #ad - We’re number one on the runway. The flight of apollo 11 made aldrin one of the most famous persons on our planet, yet few people know the rest of this true American hero’s story. Understand. The event remains one of mankind’s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history.
The twin demons of depression and alcoholism emerged–the first of which Aldrin confronted early and publicly, and the second of which he met with denial until it nearly killed him. Forty years ago, minutes after neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth.
He burned through two marriages, his Air Force career came to an inglorious end, and he found himself selling cars for a living when he wasn’t drunkenly wrecking them. As an adventure story, a searing memoir of self-destruction and self-renewal, and as a visionary rallying cry to once again set our course for Mars and beyond, Magnificent Desolation is the thoroughly human story of a genuine hero.
From the glory of being part of the mission that fulfilled president Kennedy’s challenge to reach the moon before the decade was out, Aldrin returned home to an Air Force career stripped of purpose or direction, other than as a public relations tool that NASA put to relentless use in a seemingly nonstop world tour.
Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon #ad - In magnificent desolation, aldrin not only gives us a harrowing first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure and the ultimate insider’s view of life as one of the superstars of America’s space program, he also opens up with remarkable candor about his more personal trials–and eventual triumphs–back on Earth.
. In the years since, millions more have had their Earth-centric perspective unalterably changed by the iconic photograph of Aldrin standing on the surface of the moon, the blackness of space behind him and his fellow explorer and the Eagle reflected in his visor.
Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the MoonHenry Holt and Co. #ad - The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.
And when the mission is over—after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space—the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another.
The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on christmas eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. The full story of apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger—Jim Lovell’s co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13—can do it justice.
Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon #ad - But when frank borman, jim lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad.
"Live from Cape Canaveral": Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to TodayHarperCollins e-books #ad - From sputnik to the international Space Station, Jay Barbree has seen it all, and reported it well. Barbree also shows how much the space program and its press coverage have changed over time. Live from cape canaveral’ encapsulates the most technically exciting half century in history. Neil armstrongsome fifty years ago, while a cub reporter, Jay Barbree caught space fever the night that Sputnik passed over Georgia.
He shares affectionate portraits of astronauts as well as some of his fellow journalists and tells some very funny behind-the-scenes stories—many involving astronaut pranks. Warm and perceptive, he reminds us just how thrilling the great moments of the space race were and why America fell in love with its heroic, sometimes larger-than-life astronauts.
"Live from Cape Canaveral": Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today #ad - In "live from cape canaveral, " barbree—the only reporter who has covered every mission flown by astronauts—offers his unique perspective on the space program. He moved to the then-sleepy village of Cocoa Beach, right outside Cape Canaveral, Florida, and began reporting on rockets that fizzled as often as they soared.
The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGBRandom House #ad - A landmark collaboration between a thirty-year veteran of the CIA and a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, The Main Enemy is the dramatic inside story of the CIA-KGB spy wars, told through the actions of the men who fought them. Laced with startling revelations—about fail-safe top-secret back channels between the CIA and KGB, covert operations in Berlin and Prague, double and triple agents, and the fateful autumn of 1989—The Main Enemy is history at its action-packed best.
. Based on hundreds of interviews with operatives from both sides, The Main Enemy puts us inside the heads of CIA officers as they dodge surveillance and walk into violent ambushes in Moscow. Bearden was called back to washington after the soviets withdrew from Afghanistan and was made chief of the Soviet/East Euro-pean Division—just in time to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall, the revolutions that swept across Eastern Europe, and the implosion of the Soviet Union.
The clandestine operations they masterminded took them from the sewers of moscow to the back streets of Baghdad, but the action centers on Washington, from Cairo and Havana to Prague and Berlin, one by one, starting in the infamous "Year of the Spy"—when, the CIA’s agents in Moscow began to be killed, up through to the very last man.
The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB #ad - Behind the scenes with the cia's covert operations in afghanistan, and for the first time he reveals here what he did and whom America backed, Milt Bearden led America to victory in the secret war against the Soviets, and why. This is the story of the generation of spies who came of age in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis and rose through the ranks to run the CIA and KGB in the last days of the Cold War.