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. 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.
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.
Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the MoonCrown Archetype #ad - Understand. 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.
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. 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.
Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon #ad - Describing the alien world he was walking upon, he uttered the words “magnificent desolation. And as the astronauts later sat in the eagle, it was aldrin who responded to Mission Control’s clearance to take off with the quip, waiting to begin their journey back home, knowing that they were doomed unless every system and part on board worked flawlessly, “Roger.
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.
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. The event remains one of mankind’s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history.
No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the MoonNational Geographic #ad - 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. For his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark.
Failure is an opportunity to learn to do better. 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. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a non-stop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016.
No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon #ad - 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. Look for opportunities, not obstacles. Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. How he learned to be proud of being the second man on the moon.
He stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. Nasa protocol should have meant he was first on the moon, but rules changed just before the mission.
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.
In carrying the fire, collins conveys, the drama, in a very personal way, beauty, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, to his Apollo 11 space walk, through his days as a test pilot, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile earth from the other side of the moon.
Apollo Confidential: Memories of Men On the MoonMorgan James Publishing #ad - Twelve others flew over its majestic surface. Fascinated by these men—heroes such as alan shepard, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and many others—airline pilot Lukas Viglietti personally recorded their testimonies, becoming a close friend and confidant to many of them in the process. Between 1969 and 1972, twelve people walked on the surface of the Moon.
But they believed anything was possible―and they proved it to the entire world. Now he shares his exclusive and unprecedented insight into their adventures and the Apollo program overall in Apollo Confidential. They were the sons of ordinary individuals. The inside stories of the apollo program and the live of astronauts, as told to the author by the men themselves—with a forward by astronaut Charlie Duke.
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.
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space #ad - 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.
Eugene cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon LandingsOpen Road Media #ad - Desperate to beat the russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. New york times bestseller for fans of first man: a “breathtaking” insider history of NASA’s space program—from astronauts Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton Entertainment Weekly.
The first into space was alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of nasa’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings #ad - Collaborating with nbc’s veteran space reporter jay barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon. On october 4, 1957, the soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born.
Leap of Faith: An Astronaut's Journey Into the UnknownOpen Road Media #ad - Stretching from the dawning days of nasa to the far reaches of the unknown, Cooper’s distinguished career as a record-setting astronaut helped shape America’s space program and blazed a trail for generations to come. Buckle yourself in for a breathtaking ride because in Leap of Faith, Gordon Cooper takes readers to places they’ve never been before.
An exciting insider’s look at Projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. . . . In this astonishing memoir—written with #1 new york times bestseller bruce henderson—cooper crosses paths with such aviation luminaries as amelia Earhart, and German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun; he shares his early days at Edwards Air Force Base and the endeavors that became the basis for The Right Stuff; he takes us inside NASA with candid accounts of his defeats and accomplishments; he reflects on the triumphs and tragedies of his heroic colleagues; and he finally reveals the reasons behind his belief in extraterrestrial intelligence, Wiley Post, including the US military’s long-standing UFO cover-ups.
Leap of Faith: An Astronaut's Journey Into the Unknown #ad - Gordon “gordo” cooper was one of the original mercury seven astronauts, head of flight crew operations for the United States’ first orbiting space station, pilot for Apollo X, and the last American to venture into space alone. Nasa’s internal politics, disasters, glitches and close calls” by a pioneering astronaut Publishers Weekly.
"Live from Cape Canaveral": Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to TodayHarperCollins e-books #ad - 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. 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.
From sputnik to the international Space Station, Jay Barbree has seen it all, and reported it well. 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. He moved to the then-sleepy village of Cocoa Beach, Florida, right outside Cape Canaveral, and began reporting on rockets that fizzled as often as they soared.
"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. Barbree also shows how much the space program and its press coverage have changed over time.
Deke! U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury To the ShuttleForge Books #ad - Now, after decades of silence, he tells his priceless stories of those years when American was engaged in the greatest voyage of exploration in human history. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Manned space program worked is the missing piece of every space buff's puzzle.
Deke slayton's knowledge of how the. S. Deke slayton was one of the first seven Mercury astronauts--and he might have been the first American in space. It was deke slayton who made Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon. Deke! is deke slayton's' story--told in his own words and in the voices of the men and women who worked with him and knew him best.
Deke! U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury To the Shuttle #ad - It was deke slayton who selected the crews who flew the Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab missions. Instead, he became the first chief of American Astronaut Corps.
John Glenn: A MemoirBantam #ad - Then came several years in international business, followed by a twenty-four year career as a U. S. Nearly four decades later, as the world's oldest astronaut, his courage reveted a nation. But these two historical events only bracketed a life that covers the sweep of an extraordinary century. John glenn's autobiography spans the seminal events of the twentieth century.
Senator-and in 1998 a return to space for his remarkable Discover mission at the age of seventy-seven. In 1962 glenn piloted the mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. It is a story that begins with his childhood in Ohio where he learned the importance of family, community, and patriotism.
John Glenn: A Memoir #ad - Always a gifted flier, it was during the war that he contemplated the unlimited possibilities of aviation and its frontiers. We see the early days of nasa, where he first served as a backup pilot for astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. He was the first astronaut to orbit the Earth. He took these values with him as a marine fighter pilot during World War II and into the skies over Korea, for which he would be decorated.