The Book of Bok

The Book of Bok

And he found himself rudely awoken one early lunar morning by a strange creature picking him up and throwing him into a box. That is how Bok and Neil Armstrong first met, and this is their (true) story.

Author: Neil Armstrong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781526362292

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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First man on the Moon Neil Armstrong reveals the adventure of the first Moon landing, and how the Earth and the Moon came to be, in this unique non-fiction picture book. A young boy sits up in bed and gazes at the distant Moon through his window. He wonders if, one day, a human will stand on its surface and look back at the Earth. But Earth is already being studied from the Moon. An all-seeing Moon rock of almost impossible age, called Bok, has been looking down at our blue and green planet for millennia. Geologists - people who study rocks - have a saying: 'Rocks remember'. During his time, Bok has witnessed some truly wondrous things. Created in the Earth-shattering collision 4.5 billion years ago that led to the formation of the Moon, he has seen stars burst into being and meteors streak through the solar system. He has seen his own Moon surface be transformed with craters, and he has watched a fiery, volcanic planet transform into the haven we know today - as mountain ranges rose up, oceans appeared and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. And he found himself rudely awoken one early lunar morning by a strange creature picking him up and throwing him into a box. That is how Bok and Neil Armstrong first met, and this is their (true) story.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Apollo

Apollo

This is the story of the Apollo Missions, with all of its ups and downs—in 1967, a cabin fire killed the entire crew of Apollo 1, and-after an oxygen tank exploded-the Apollo 13 crew limped back to Earth using the lunar module as ...

Author: Al Cimino

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785837039

Category: History

Page: 192

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Apollo follows man's dream of walking among the stars and charts how space travel and space programs have grown since then. In 2019, it will have been 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. When his famous words came crackling across the atmosphere—“That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” The first moon landing took place on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission. Nine days earlier, on July 11, 1969, David Bowie released his iconic “Space Oddity” song about Major Tom the astronaut. The two events resonated with people back on Earth like a match made in the heavens. The crew of Apollo 11—Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins—had been launched into space by the powerful Saturn 5, a three-stage rocket which was about as tall as a 36-story building. It was the culmination of NASA’s human spaceflight program which began 1961. This is the story of the Apollo Missions, with all of its ups and downs—in 1967, a cabin fire killed the entire crew of Apollo 1, and-after an oxygen tank exploded-the Apollo 13 crew limped back to Earth using the lunar module as “lifeboat.” But despite Apollo’s many setbacks, twelve men walked on the Moon and their place in American history was assured forever.
Categories: History

One Small Step

One Small Step

This 40th anniversary book sanctioned by NASA can serve a number of other purposes.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0980313198

Category: Space flight to the moon

Page: 164

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Forty years ago, Neil Armstrong to be the first and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to both land and walk on the Moon. This was a defining moment in history and aptly described by Commander Armstrong as One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind, clearly defining the magnitude of this achievement. But even more importantly, this was a defining moment for the United States, who had beaten the then Soviet Union to the Moon, thereby winning the Space Race, which was such a dominant theme of that time. This 40th anniversary book sanctioned by NASA can serve a number of other purposes. It can remind all of us what we were capable of doing and can still do; it highlights the many individuals who were involved in making it happen; and it can be a salute to all the other astronauts involved in the overall Apollo project and its many successes. Foreword by Dr. Buzz Aldrin. It's important that we reflect upon and celebrate our experiences, to learn from them and to push for more small steps and giant leaps. "One Small Step" commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and all of those individuals who helped make it a success. It inspires us to keep dreaming and reaching while saluting the mission and those who made it happen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and that it will rouse you to take at least one small step of your own.
Categories: Space flight to the moon

One Small Step

One Small Step

Bestselling author Gerhard Wisnewski dissects the history in minute detailfrom the first Russian missions to the final American moon project of Apollo 17looking at films, photos, radio communications, personal statements, and other ...

Author: Gerhard Wisnewski

Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS

ISBN: 9781905570126

Category: Science

Page: 390

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From the very first manned flight into orbit right up to the present day, there have been serious anomalies in the official narrative of the conquest of space. Best-selling author Gerhard Wisnewski dissects the history in minute detail--from the first Russian missions in the early 1960 to the final American moon project of Apollo 17 in 1972, and onwards to the American landing planned in future Using forensic methods of investigation, he pieces together a complex jigsaw to reveal a disturbing picture of lies, falsifications and simulations.
Categories: Science

One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969. “A veteran space reporter with a vibrant touch—nearly every sentence has a fact, an insight, a colorful quote ...

Author: Charles Fishman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501106309

Category: History

Page: 512

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The New York Times bestselling, “meticulously researched and absorbingly written” (The Washington Post) story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic Apollo 11 moon mission. President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel. When Kennedy announced that goal, no one knew how to navigate to the Moon. No one knew how to build a rocket big enough to reach the Moon, or how to build a computer small enough (and powerful enough) to fly a spaceship there. No one knew what the surface of the Moon was like, or what astronauts could eat as they flew there. On the day of Kennedy’s historic speech, America had a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience—with just five of those minutes outside the atmosphere. Russian dogs had more time in space than US astronauts. Over the next decade, more than 400,000 scientists, engineers, and factory workers would send twenty-four astronauts to the Moon. Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969. “A veteran space reporter with a vibrant touch—nearly every sentence has a fact, an insight, a colorful quote or part of a piquant anecdote” (The Wall Street Journal) and in One Giant Leap, Fishman has written the sweeping, definitive behind-the-scenes account of the furious race to complete one of mankind’s greatest achievements. It’s a story filled with surprises—from the item the astronauts almost forgot to take with them (the American flag), to the extraordinary impact Apollo would have back on Earth, and on the way we live today. From the research labs of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary pioneer Charles Draper created the tools to fly the Apollo spaceships, to the factories where dozens of women sewed spacesuits, parachutes, and even computer hardware by hand, Fishman captures the exceptional feats of these ordinary Americans. “It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong took that one small step. Fishman explains in dazzling form just how unbelievable it actually was” (Newsweek).
Categories: History

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin: The Lives and Careers of the First Men on the Moon profiles both astronauts and the most memorable space mission in history.

Author: Charles River Editors

Publisher:

ISBN: 1070939315

Category:

Page: 214

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*Includes pictures *Includes a bibliography for further reading "I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work." - Neil Armstrong "Some things just can't be described. And stepping onto the moon was one of them." - Buzz Aldrin At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, time stood still throughout the world, as thousands converged on the Kennedy Space Center and millions tuned in on live television. At that instant, the first rumbles began to shake the ground, as a small spacecraft attached to the giant Saturn V rocket several hundred feet tall started lifting off. Quickly being propelled several thousand miles per hour, it takes just a few minutes to reach a speed of 15,000 miles per hour, and just a few more minutes to enter orbit at 18,000 miles per hour. Apollo 11 was on its way to a historic first landing on the Moon. Apollo 11's trip to the Moon may have started on that day in 1969, but the journey had begun over a decade earlier as part of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. While landing on the Moon was a noble goal proposed as early as 1961 by President Kennedy, NASA and the nation as a whole moved with urgency simply to best the Soviet Union, which had spent the 1950s beating America to important space-related firsts, including launching the first satellite and cosmonaut in orbit. In fact, President Eisenhower's administration began the design for the Apollo program in 1960 in hopes of getting a head start to the Moon, despite the fact the plans originated a year before the first Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, orbited the Earth and two years before John Glenn did. Over the decade, NASA would spend tens of billions on the Apollo missions, the most expensive peacetime program in American history to that point, and even though Apollo 11 was only one of almost 20 Apollo missions, it was certainly the crown jewel. only one of nearly 20 Apollo missions conducted by NASA. And to make Apollo 11 a success, it would take nearly a decade of planning by government officials, hard work by NASA scientists, intense training by the astronauts, and several missions preceding Apollo 11. It also cost over $20 billion, making the Apollo program the most expensive peacetime program in American history at the time. When the Apollo program reached its pinnacle, the man at the center of it was Neil Armstrong, a farm boy and pilot who rose from a hardworking rural home to become the first to set foot on the Moon and utter one of the 20th century's most famous phrases: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong did so through education, first in high school and later at Purdue University, a lot of hard work as a pilot during and after the Korean War, and some luck, coming of age at a moment when the Space Race was in full effect. After reaching the peak of his fame and career at the young age of 40, Armstrong spent the second half of his life as he had the first, working hard and serving his country. In doing so, he serves as one of the best examples of national pride and service that America has ever known. Alongside him was Buzz Aldrin, which was somewhat fitting given his family's past. His father was a military test pilot, and Aldrin would follow a similar path on his way to becoming a member of the Gemini program and ultimately the Apollo 11 mission. Despite reaching the peak of his fame and career before the age of 40, Aldrin has continued to work in the field and has been one of the most effective advocates of further space travel, particularly to Mars. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin: The Lives and Careers of the First Men on the Moon profiles both astronauts and the most memorable space mission in history. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin like never before.
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The Story of Apollo 11 and the Men on the Moon 50 Years Later

The Story of Apollo 11 and the Men on the Moon 50 Years Later

"Imagine being far enough from the earth that it looks like a tiny blue circle.

Author: Myra Faye Turner

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781620235270

Category: Space flight to the moon

Page: 208

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"Imagine being far enough from the earth that it looks like a tiny blue circle. In July 1969, three men aboard the Apollo spaceship got to see just that on their way to the moon. The moon landing is an unforgettable episode in American history. For centuries, going to the moon had seemed like an interesting idea, but surely impossible. But as various technologies developed at a rapid pace in the mid-20th century, the impossible became possible. You've surely heard of Armstrong's famous words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." But there's probably a lot that you don't know. Get ready to discover the following: - The debate behind Armstrong's famous words - The contents of the poem that Pat Collins gave her husband before he left Earth - The adrenaline rush of the three astronauts when Apollo 11 launched - How the astronauts dealt with TV cameras to provide video footage - The complex responsibilities of managing a spaceship 50 years ago Even if you've heard recordings of Neil Armstrong's voice many times, when you immerse yourself in the dramatic events of July 1969, you'll unearth the significance and fascination of this famous historical event"--
Categories: Space flight to the moon

Apollo 11 Flight Plan

Apollo 11 Flight Plan

The Apollo 11 Flight Plan by NASA in Full Color. All mission charts and graphs are included. This manual provided minute-by-minute technical instructions to the astronauts as they traveled to the moon!

Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher:

ISBN: 1537117440

Category:

Page: 354

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Full Color reproduction of the original Apollo 11 Flight Plan by NASA. All charts and graphs are included. This manual provided minute-by-minute instructions to the astronauts as they traveled to the moon! Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Armstrong became the first man to step onto the lunar surface. Broadcast on live TV to a world-wide audience, Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface and described the event as "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." He and Aldrin spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material for return to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent just under a day on the lunar surface before rendezvousing with Columbia in lunar orbit. Launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission of NASA's Apollo program. The Apollo spacecraft had three parts: a command module (CM) with a cabin for the three astronauts, and the only part that landed back on Earth; a service module (SM), which supported the command module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a lunar module (LM) that had two stages - a lower stage for landing on the Moon, and an upper stage to place the astronauts back into lunar orbit. After being sent toward the Moon by the Saturn V's upper stage, the astronauts separated the spacecraft from it and traveled for three days until they entered into lunar orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into the lunar module Eagle and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. The astronauts used Eagle's upper stage to lift off from the lunar surface and rejoin Collins in the command module. They jettisoned Eagle before they performed the maneuvers that blasted them out of lunar orbit on a trajectory back to Earth. They returned to Earth and landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24. Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by U.S. President John F. Kennedy: "before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."
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Magnificent Desolation

Magnificent Desolation

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.

Author: Buzz Aldrin

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307463470

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind’s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. 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. Describing the alien world he was walking upon, he uttered the words “magnificent desolation.” And as the astronauts later sat in the Eagle, waiting to begin their journey back home, knowing that they were doomed unless every system and part on board worked flawlessly, it was Aldrin who responded to Mission Control’s clearance to take off with the quip, “Roger. Understand. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Redemption came when he finally embraced sobriety, gained the love of a woman, Lois, who would become the great joy of his life, and dedicated himself to being a tireless advocate for the future of space exploration–not only as a scientific endeavor but also as a thriving commercial enterprise. These days Buzz Aldrin is enjoying life with an enthusiasm that reminds us how far it is possible for a person to travel, literally and figuratively. 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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Step One The Moon

Step One The Moon

"Step One" is how you to find the money and use advance science to control the world economy.

Author: Joseph Loturco

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595761760

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 239

"Step One" is how you to find the money and use advance science to control the world economy. Then you can put a space station in space. A space hotel that you can have sex in zero gravity. Have a wedding with the universe as a back drop or the planet Earth.
Categories: Fiction