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The Resource First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong, James R. Hansen

First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong, James R. Hansen

Label
First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong
Title
First man
Title remainder
the life of Neil A. Armstrong
Statement of responsibility
James R. Hansen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch 38-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as NASA historian Hansen reveals in this authorized biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as an engineer, a test pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield the first in-depth analysis of this elusive, reluctant hero. Hansen recreates Armstrong's flying career, from his combat missions over North Korea to his transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 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.--From publisher description
Summary
An authorized portrait of the famous American astronaut best known as the first person to set foot on the moon sheds light on lesser-known aspects of his career accomplishments, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189928
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
629.450092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of Neil A. Armstrong
Label
First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong, James R. Hansen
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=80251
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 719-738) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I: An American genesis -- The strong of arm -- The strong of spirit -- II: Tranquility base -- First child -- The virtues of Smallville -- Truth in the air -- Aeronautical engineering 101 -- III: Wings of gold -- Class 5-49 -- Fighter Squadron 51 -- Fate is the hunter -- The ordeal of eagles -- IV: The real right stuff -- The research pilot -- Above the high desert -- At the edge of space -- The worst loss -- Higher resolve -- I've got a secret -- V: No man is an island -- Training days -- In line for command -- Gemini VIII -- The astronaut's wife -- For all America -- VI: Apollo -- Out of the ashes -- Wingless on luna -- Amiable strangers -- First out -- Dialectics of a moon mission -- VII: One giant leap -- Outward bound -- The landing -- One small step -- Return to earth -- For all mankind -- VIII: Dark side of the moon -- Standing ground -- To engineer is human -- The astronaut is icon -- Into the heartland
Control code
ocn893687028
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 770 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743281713
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00561050
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5511F5A1-1D64-49C2-8920-BDB5E0C56010
System control number
(OCoLC)893687028
Label
First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong, James R. Hansen
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=80251
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 719-738) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I: An American genesis -- The strong of arm -- The strong of spirit -- II: Tranquility base -- First child -- The virtues of Smallville -- Truth in the air -- Aeronautical engineering 101 -- III: Wings of gold -- Class 5-49 -- Fighter Squadron 51 -- Fate is the hunter -- The ordeal of eagles -- IV: The real right stuff -- The research pilot -- Above the high desert -- At the edge of space -- The worst loss -- Higher resolve -- I've got a secret -- V: No man is an island -- Training days -- In line for command -- Gemini VIII -- The astronaut's wife -- For all America -- VI: Apollo -- Out of the ashes -- Wingless on luna -- Amiable strangers -- First out -- Dialectics of a moon mission -- VII: One giant leap -- Outward bound -- The landing -- One small step -- Return to earth -- For all mankind -- VIII: Dark side of the moon -- Standing ground -- To engineer is human -- The astronaut is icon -- Into the heartland
Control code
ocn893687028
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 770 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743281713
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00561050
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5511F5A1-1D64-49C2-8920-BDB5E0C56010
System control number
(OCoLC)893687028

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