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Look to the Stars

Look to the Stars( )
Author: Aldrin, Buzz
Illustrator: Minor, Wendell
Publication Date:May 2009
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Picture Puffin
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $16.95
Book Description:

'WHOEVER WE ARE, WHATEVER WE DO, WE MUST NEVER FORGET THAT WE HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE LIFE AN EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE.' BUZZ ALDRIN Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon. His unique perspective makes him the perfect guide on a fascinating journey that shows us how mankind has always looked to the stars. This wonderful introduction to everything space-related begins with Copernicus and Galileo and continues...
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Aldrin, Buzz (Author)
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. 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.


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