Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

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By (author) Jay Barbree

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  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 238mm x 36mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 31 July 2014
  • ISBN 10: 125004071X
  • ISBN 13: 9781250040718
  • Illustrations note: black & white with one 16 page colour insert
  • Sales rank: 26,870

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To date, everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been written from the outside looking in; Barbree is the only person whom 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 greatest modern heroes. Much has already been written about Armstrong and the major players who helped him fly to the moon, but he wanted this book to emphasize his two passions-family and flight. Barbree and Armstrong discussed everything, from his two marriages and the death of his baby daughter, to his love of flying, the war years and of course, his time in space. The book, timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and full of never-before-seen photos, includes many personal details that have never before been written, such as 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.

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In the course of his 55-year career with NBC News, JAY BARBREE is the only reporter to have covered all 166 American astronaut flights and moon landings. He received an Emmy for his coverage of Neil Armstrong's first walk on the moon, broke the cause of the Challenger accident, and he still covers space for NBC's TV networks and NBCnews.com. Barbree was also the lead writer for the "New York Times" bestseller "Moon Shot" with astronauts Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, and Neil Armstrong.

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You'll find the Neil Armstrong I knew in these pages.--Gene Cernan, NASA astronaut and the last man on the moon