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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight
Barbree, Jay


Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight
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Everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been from the outside looking in; Jay Barbree is the only person Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story.

Working from his years of notes, and with the Armstrong family, Jay Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous astronaut and one of our greatest modern heroes. Armstrong has entrusted Barbree with details of his personal life, including his two marriages and the death of his baby daughter. And, of course, there is the inside story of an extraordinary career, from the time Armstrong flew combat missions in the Korean War and then flew a rocket plane called the X-15 to the edge of the atmosphere, to when he saved his Gemini 8 by flying the first emergency return from Earth orbit and then flew Apollo-11 to the moon's Sea of Tranquillity.

Through his friendship with Neil and his dedicated research, Barbree brings us the most accurate account of his friend's life, the book he and the famed astronaut planned together for twenty years.

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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 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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Biography: General

Macmillan Australia

384 page/s

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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

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