First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

Author: James Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471177882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Now a major film starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Kyle Chandler, directed by Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong – the man whose “one small step” changed history. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over 50 hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. 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. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. In the years since the Moon landing, rumors swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. This book reveals the man behind the myth. In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. 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.
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First Man

The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982104341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Soon to be a major motion picture, this is the first—and only—definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose “one small step” changed history. When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. In First Man, author James R. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. In this “compelling and nuanced portrait” (Chicago Tribune) 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 trans-atmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. For the near-fifty years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. A penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. “First Man burrows deep into Armstrong’s past and present…What emerges is an earnest and brave man” (Houston Chronicle) who will forever be known as history’s most famous space traveler.
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Aufbruch zum Mond

Neil Armstrong – Die autorisierte Biografie - Das Buch zum Film - Jetzt im Kino

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641224128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Am 21. Juli 1969 hält die Welt den Atem an: Neil Armstrong setzt als erster Mensch seinen Fuß auf den Mond. So berühmt Armstrong dadurch wurde, so wortkarg und scheu trat er in der Öffentlichkeit auf. James Hansen gewährte er erstmals exklusiven Zugang zu privaten Dokumenten und persönlichen Quellen. Von Armstrongs Kindheit bis zum unfassbaren Ruhm durch die Apollo-11-Mission und Armstrongs Beteiligung an der Untersuchung der Challenger-Katastrophe - First Man erzählt das Leben eines Mannes, dessen "kleiner Schritt" Geschichte schrieb.
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Neil Armstrong : der erste Mensch auf dem Mond

Author: Katrin Hahnemann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783845800431

Category:

Page: 94

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Biografie des berühmten Astronauten, der als 1. Mensch den Mond betrat; mit Kapiteln über dessen Kindheit, seine Karriere, die berühmte Apollo-11-Mission und die Zeit danach als amerikanischer Held. Ab 11.
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First Man

The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442099630

Category:

Page: N.A

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First Man - The Annotated Screenplay

Author: Josh Singer,James R. Hansen

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785659997

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie explores the sacrifices and the cost--on Armstrong and on the nation--of one of the most dangerous missions in history. First Man: The Annotated Screenplay is the official companion to the movie, and features a wealth of stunning photography, alongside the full shooting script. Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Josh Singer (Spotlight) and James R. Hansen, whose book First Man is the only authorized biography of Armstrong, provide an in-depth commentary on the challenges of dramatizing a fact-based historical motion picture. Exclusive annotations separate those facts from the dramatic fictions the filmmakers utilized, as well as explain the overarching dramatic choices made in telling the story of the man behind the icon.
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Die Brücken von Toko-Ri

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310561818X

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

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Das Schicksal ruft friedliche Bürger von der Arbeit in der Fabrik oder im Büro und aus dem Kreis der Familie in die unerbittlichen Kämpfe des koreanischen Krieges. Sie werden dort nicht zu begeisterten Soldaten, die das Glück des Alltagslebens vergessen, sondern zu Männern, die wissen, daß sie eine harte Pflicht erfüllen müssen. Die Tragik der Anonymität, in die die unbekannten Helden an den Fronten der großen Weltgegensätze geraten, ihr Aufbäumen gegen die Vergeßlichkeit der Umwelt, ihre Ängste, ihr Lebenswille und ihr einsames Ende bleiben unvergeßlich. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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Was macht der Astronaut, wenn er mal muss?

Eine etwas andere Geschichte der Raumfahrt

Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499627903

Category:

Page: 396

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Wenn es beim äMüssenä mal daneben geht, 14 Tage bei minimaler Hygiene im Raumanzug, seltsam anmutende Stresstests wie das Falten von Kranichen, Flüge im äKotzbomberä, Belastungstests an lebenden und toten Objekten u.a.: salopper und oft ironischer Blick hinter die Kulissen der Hochglanzraumfahrt.
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Neil Armstrong

Author: Shannon Zemlicka,Shannon Knudsen

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822503958

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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

The Story of Neil Armstrong

Author: Don Brown

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547349794

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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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.
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Neil Armstrong

The First Man on the Moon

Author: Barbara Kramer

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780894908286

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1930

Explores the life and accomplishments of astronaut Neil Armstrong, from his childhood in Ohio through his years with NASA, including his famous moon landing and other space flights.
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First Moon

Author: Joe Wight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899083521

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Page: 64

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Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517

Category:

Page: 411

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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.
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Neil Armstrong

Author: Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736816274

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5434

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

The First Man on the Moon

Author: Ann Byers

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823944613

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8677

Discusses the life and training as an astronaut of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon.
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Rocket Boys - Roman einer Jugend

Author: Homer Hickam

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 395967726X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6122

Für die einen ist Sputnik nur ein heller Fleck am Himmel. Doch Sonny bedeutet er die Welt. In der tristen Bergarbeiterstadt Coalwood gibt es für ihn nur zwei Möglichkeiten: Entweder er erhält ein Football-Stipendium am College oder er fristet sein Dasein in der Kohlemine seines Vaters. Doch Sonny hat eine Mission: Er will eine Rakete bauen. Gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden wagt er es, seine Zukunft in neue Bahnen zu lenken. Gegen die Angst. Gegen den Willen seines unnahbaren Vaters. Und für die Hoffnungen einer ganzen Stadt. "Wundervoll" The Times "Durch und durch charmant" New York Times "Der Text ist voller Witz, voller Selbstironie, immer erfüllt von Lebensfreude und liebendem Ernst." Die Welt "Homer Hickam erzählt in diesem fantasievollen Roman seine eigene Entwicklung vom Buben zum Nasa-Ingenieur. Es ist der klassische US-Traum - allerdings amüsant, originell und anschaulich aufgeschrieben." Münchner Merkur
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One Giant Leap

Neil Armstrong's Stellar American Journey

Author: Leon Wagener

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466828560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 890

On July 20, 1969 the whole world stopped. It was a day in which a man who grew up on a farm without electricity would announce, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." In this, the first ever biography of Neil Armstrong, Leon Wagener explores the man whose walk on the moon is still compared to humankind's progenitor's crawl out of the primordial ooze. And whose retreat back to a farm in his native Ohio soon after the last ticker tape confetti fell, has left him looked upon as a reclusive hermit ever since. This is the true story of a national hero, whose life long quest to walk on the moon truely mirrors our best selves, an American who braved incredible danger daily over a long career, finally achieving what seemed impossible, and broke free of the Earth's surly bonds proving forever that man can reach for the stars, and succeed. Relying on hundreds of interviews with family and friends of the astronaut, plus generous access to the NASA files, Leon Wagener explores the life of one of America's true heroes, in a book filled with extraordianry adventure, and even greater achievement. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 2092

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist
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