One Giant Leap Book
Score: 4.5
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One Giant Leap


  • Author : Charles Fishman
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501106309

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

The New York Times bestselling, “meticulously researched and absorbingly written” (The Washington Post) story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic Apollo 11 moon mission. President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel. When Kennedy announced that goal, no one knew how to navigate to the Moon. No one knew how to build a rocket big enough to reach the Moon, or how to build a computer small enough (and powerful enough) to fly a spaceship there. No one knew what the surface of the Moon was like, or what astronauts could eat as they flew there. On the day of Kennedy’s historic speech, America had a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience—with just five of those minutes outside the atmosphere. Russian dogs had more time in space than US astronauts. Over the next decade, more than 400,000 scientists, engineers, and factory workers would send twenty-four astronauts to the Moon. Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969. “A veteran space reporter with a vibrant touch—nearly every sentence has a fact, an insight, a colorful quote or part of a piquant anecdote” (The Wall Street Journal) and in One Giant Leap, Fishman has written the sweeping, definitive behind-the-scenes account of the furious race to complete one of mankind’s greatest achievements. It’s a story filled with surprises—from the item the astronauts almost forgot to take with them (the American flag), to the extraordinary impact Apollo would have back on Earth, and on the way we live today. From the research labs of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary pioneer Charles Draper created the tools to fly the Apollo spaceships, to t

Neil Armstrong Book

Neil Armstrong


  • Author : Tara Dixon-Engel
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 140274496X

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Neil Armstrong Book Description :

An introduction to the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon.

One Giant Leap Book
Score: 4
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One Giant Leap


  • Author : Robert Burleigh
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Space flight to the moon
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1484430875

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

Only July 20, 1969, as Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did the seemingly impossible--somthing humans had dreamed of doing for centuries: They traveled 240,000 miles through space and set foot on the moon. One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind. This achievement not only brought the moon within reach, but now everything seemed possible. If it could be imagined, it could be done.

One Giant Leap Book

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Katherine Follett
  • Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Children's plays
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410811479

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

Perform this script about a live report from NASA Mission Control as it follows the Apollo moon landing in 1969.

One Giant Leap Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Don Brown
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2001-09-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0547349793

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

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.

One Giant Leap Book

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Kay Simone
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1977699472

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

Curtis "Launchpad" Larkin's career as an astronaut has had its share of ups and downs.Alternately lauded as the single-handed savior of NASA and condemned as a reckless, hot-headed bully, Curt has been through the wringer of public opinion and come out on top. When he embarks on his final mission with NASA, Curt figures there's no curveball that life has left to throw him.But when the role of spacecraft communicator is passed to a young engineer back in Houston who he's never met, Curt's mission takes on a new trajectory.Patrick Harte's life is turned upside down when he's called to fill in at mission control, working directly under his hero, Curtis Larkin.Falling for Curt is just a small step for Patrick - but it's one giant leap to think that the astronaut could ever return his feelings.After Curt connects with Patrick from worlds away, he can't imagine life on earth without the other man...Despite the fact that he's never laid eyes on Patrick. And their problems won't stop once he's cleared for landing.The bad-boy astronaut is no stranger to controversy - but will the genuine and soft-spoken man of his dreams be able to keep up with the trouble Curt seems to stir everywhere he goes?

One Giant Leap Book

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Charles Pappas
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-07-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493038442

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

On July 20, 1969, Americans had their eyes and ears glued to their TVs and radios. NASA’s successful moon landing left the nation in awe. This moment inspired inventors and engineers across the nation. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, we share with you 20 patents that were inspired by the space race and how they reshaped the world. Featuring the original patent schematics from the US Patent and Trademark Office, blast off with the inventions inspired by the moon landing including: Memory foam Freeze-dried food Firefighting equipment Emergency "space blankets" DustBusters Cordless tools Protective paint (Used on both the Statue of Liberty, a gigantic Buddha in Hong Kong and the Golden Gate) Cochlear implants LZR Racer swimsuits CMOS image sensors Moon dust as fuel for space travel Carbon nanotubes Pocket calculators Other patents in the book reflect the general surge in space-related inventions in that era: Dispersed space based laser weapon Toy ray guns Flying saucers Propulsion systems Lasers The modem Integrated circuit Astro Lamp (Later called the Lava Lamp)

One Giant Leap Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Leon Wagener
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466828568

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

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.

Moon s First Friends Book

Moon s First Friends


  • Author : Susanna Leonard Hill
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781728213491

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Moon s First Friends Book Description :

A heartwarming story about a friendship-seeking moon that also commemorates the extraordinary 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission! Now a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller! From high up in the sky, the Moon has spent her whole life watching Earth and hoping for someone to visit. Dinosaurs roam, pyramids are built, and boats are made, but still no one comes. The Moon can't help but wonder...will friends ever come visit her? Until one day a spaceship soars from Earth...and so does her heart. Learn about the spaceflight that first landed humans on the moon through this heartwarming story about friendship! Filled with adorable illustrations and charming text, this moon book for kids is a must-have for parents and teachers alike searching for new preschool solar system books and astronaut books for toddlers. Why readers love Moon's First Friends: An educational and heartwarming story about the first moon landing told from the unique perspective of the Moon itself! Educational back matter includes out-of-this world facts about the moon, space flight, and the individuals who made the mission possible A scannable QR code allows readers to listen to the exciting countdown to Apollo 11's liftoff

One Giant Leap Book

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Piers Bizony
  • Publisher : Zenith Press
  • Release Date : 2009-05-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 0760337101

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

The first moon landing in July 1969 captured the imagination of the world as no subsequent “space spectacular” has. Forty years later, space historian Piers Bizony has produced a stunning visual record of this unparalleled mission. Drawing on high-resolution images from the entire suite of Apollo 11’s on-board film magazines, the book presents a complete picture of the mission: the launch, the astronauts’ lives inside the spacecraft, the landing and moon walk, and finally the return to earth to worldwide acclaim. Accompanying these remarkable images, many published here for the first time, is Bizony’s fascinating essay on the lasting cultural and emotional impact of the mission. Quotes from astronauts, scientists, and literary commentators add an extra dimension to Bizony’s account. Apollo 11 may have happened a long time ago, Bizony remarks, but it casts an important shadow over today’s generation. Can we live up to it and learn from it--or even repeat its achievements with new spacecraft? However tempting it might be to assume that our advanced modern society could go back to the moon, it is an unavoidable fact, as this book makes clear, that Apollo 11 was an event that may never be replayed. One Giant Leap gives modern readers the information and perspective for thinking about Apollo 11 and space exploration in general in an entirely new way.

One Giant Leap Book

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Heather Kaczynski
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062479945

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

Leap into the unknown with the second book in Heather Kaczynski’s heart-pounding duology, which is perfect for fans of The 5th Wave. When Cassandra Gupta was chosen to be the youngest member of a top-secret mission to the far reaches of the universe, she knew to expect the unexpected. But nothing could have prepared her for the catastrophic events that would occur once she left Earth. Cassie and the rest of the crew have found themselves in the middle of a conflict between two alien civilizations hell-bent on destroying each other . . . and anyone else who gets in their way. What was supposed to be a reconnaissance mission soon becomes a fight for their lives. But Cassie knows that it isn’t enough to simply survive. The war is coming to Earth, and only she has the information that can possibly stop the devastation it will bring. With humanity’s fate in the balance, Cassie must decide who she can trust and who she's willing to sacrifice in order to complete her mission.

One Giant Leap Book

One Giant Leap


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Space flight to the moon
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:74496368

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One Giant Leap Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Mary Ann Fraser
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0613178378

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

A moment-by-moment recreation of the first space flight to the moon, culminating in Neil Armstrong's step onto its surface.

One Giant Leap Book

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Jack Taylor
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 1079546642

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One Giant Leap Book Description :

A beautiful lined journal to commemorate the first moon landing. The Apollo 11 mission was the successful realization of JFK's publicly stated goal, in May 1961, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. And on July 20, 1969 American astronaut, Neil Armstrong, proclaims: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

Shoot for the Moon Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Shoot for the Moon


  • Author : James Donovan
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2019-03-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316341820

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Shoot for the Moon Book Description :

Learn why NASA astronaut Mike Collins calls this extraordinary space race story "the best book on Apollo": this inspiring and intimate ode to ingenuity celebrates one of the most daring feats in human history. When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon's surface, both astronauts looked down at the computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was running out . . . On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements -- and a triumph of the American spirit -- the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions and upheaval of the sixties and the Cold War, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. From the shock of Sputnik and the heart-stopping final minutes of John Glenn's Mercury flight to the deadly whirligig of Gemini 8, the doomed Apollo 1 mission, and that perilous landing on the Sea of Tranquility -- when the entire world held its breath while Armstrong and Aldrin battled computer alarms, low fuel, and other problems -- James Donovan tells the whole story. Both sweeping and intimate, Shoot for the Moon is "a powerfully written and irresistible celebration" of one of humankind's most extraordinary accomplishments (Booklist, starred review).

One Giant Leap Book

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Christie's New York
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1144325104

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One Giant Leap Book

One Giant Leap


  • Author : Jeff Hostetler
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Football players
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 0840776632

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The Blue Moon Complexicon  One Giant Leap For Penmankind Book

The Blue Moon Complexicon One Giant Leap For Penmankind


  • Author : Charles Peter Watson
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2014-03
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9781304029270

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The Blue Moon Complexicon One Giant Leap For Penmankind Book Description :

A collection of obsolete, archaic, obscure, rare, dialectic, scientific, advanced, and uncommonly defined common words in the English language, compiled in a period of over 20 years and presented in order to reintroduce and revitalize words that date back decades and centuries but never get much earplay in common conversations.

Apollo 11 Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Apollo 11


  • Author : David Whitehouse
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785785139

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Apollo 11 Book Description :

‘Terrific and enthralling’ New Scientist Fifty years ago, in July 1969, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the Moon, and Neil Armstrong the first man to step on to its surface. He and his crewmates, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, were the latest men to risk their lives in this extraordinary scientific, engineering and human venture that would come to define the era. In Apollo 11: The Inside Story, David Whitehouse reveals the true drama behind the mission, putting it in the context of the wider space race and telling the story in the words of those who took part – based around exclusive interviews with the key players. This enthralling book takes us from the early rocket pioneers to the shock America received from the Soviets’ launch of the first satellite, Sputnik; from the race to put the first person into space to the iconic Apollo 11 landing and beyond, to the agonising drama of the Apollo 13 disaster and the eventual winding-up of the Apollo program. Here is the story as told by the crew of Apollo 11 and the many others who shared in their monumental endeavour. Astronauts, engineers, politicians, NASA officials, Soviet rivals – all tell their own story of a great moment of human achievement.

One Giant Leap for Davie Book

One Giant Leap for Davie


  • Author : Ann Wargo
  • Publisher : Lifevest
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 1598797158

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One Giant Leap for Davie Book Description :

You'll fall in love with Davie, a freckled noise kid who spends all his time wishing that things were different than they are. In his dream, he meets a king who proves to Davie he has power to make all wishes come true. Davie wasn't sure he could trust his life to the king. He pretty much knew what he wanted and he was quite sure of himself. At any rate he was fairly certain that if he had this power he was in the best position to know what was best for him. The King, not being pushy, allowed Davie to go his own way. Children the world over will be able to relate to Davies wishes. However every wish has consequences. The more Davie wishes, the more he gets into trouble. In the end, or should I say, in the beginning, Davie calls on the King for help. He discovers the King's real identity. Join us as we discover with Davie, who this King is and how he can change Davies life.