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Buzz Aldrin

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Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on January 20, 1930. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelors of Science in mechanical engineering, he completed U.S. Air Force pilot training in 1952 and flew over 60 combat missions during the Korean War. vis mere He received a Doctorate of Science in Astronautics from MIT. In 1963 NASA selected him as an astronaut. He served as backup pilot of the Gemini IX and as pilot for Gemini XII in 1966. He was made backup command module pilot for Apollo VIII and lunar module pilot for Apollo XI, the most famous flight in space history, which landed on the moon July 20, 1969. Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon; Neil Armstrong, the first man, beat Aldrin by just 15 minutes. He completed his Air Force career as commandant of the Aerospace Research Pilot School, retiring from the Air Force in 1972. Since then he has served as a consultant and has written several books including Reaching for the Moon, Look to the Stars, The Return, Encounter with Tiber, Men from Earth, and Return to Earth. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts (1994) — Special forward, nogle udgaver1,318 eksemplarer
The Simpsons: Season 5 (2005) — Guest star — 136 eksemplarer
In The Shadow of the Moon [2008 film] (2008) — Fortæller — 58 eksemplarer
World Changing Ideas (2007) — Forord — 5 eksemplarer

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Buzz Aldrin tells the story of his life, describing his childhood, time in the military, and career as a pilot. Ends with his experience of being one of the first men on the moon.
 
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KristenRoper | 17 andre anmeldelser | May 16, 2024 |
Rated: B
Buzz Aldrin is one of my true life heroes. He flew to the moon, walked on it, took some great pictures on it and return safely to earth with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins. Each astronaut played a critical role. Buzz brought the first food and first drink ever to be taken on the moon's surface: a thimble full of wine and a wafer to celebrate communion. Wow! As his latest book written in his 80's, Dr. Aldrin offers a series of guiding principles for the reader to follow as he has throughout his life. Simple ideas. Good ideas backed with stories of how they have worked in his life. As I write this review, Buzz is now 94 -- just got married again.… (mere)
 
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jmcdbooks | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 20, 2024 |
Biographical picture book of Buzz Aldrin, chronicling his career from West Point to the moon. Nicely illustrated with full color paintings. Back matter includes a timeline of flight and spaceflight.
 
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JoyfulMommy07 | 17 andre anmeldelser | Apr 3, 2024 |
In some regards, this book is brilliant. In others (and the reason for the 3-star rating), it is emblematic of why manned space exploration is stalled. The grand scope and long-term vision that Aldrin lays out can both inspire and cause a kind of fatigue. The feeling that, if we want to get to Mars we have to do A, B, C and D through Q, creates an impression of enormous costs and a realization of how unlikely that any organization funded by Congress is to be capable of it.
For my money, the second edition of [a:Robert Zubrin|983409|Robert Zubrin|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-632230dc9882b4352d753eedf9396530.png]'s [b:The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must|10203128|The Case for Mars The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must|Robert Zubrin|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348793532s/10203128.jpg|2128996] is much more realistic and inspiring.… (mere)
 
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Treebeard_404 | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |

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