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Neil Armstrong : A Life of Flight - Jay Barbree

Neil Armstrong

A Life of Flight

Paperback Published: 29th September 2015
ISBN: 9781743540657
Number Of Pages: 384

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The intimate, definitive biography of Neil Armstrong's inspiring life story written by one of America's great space journalists.

Everything written about Armstrong'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 of his life. Through his friendship with Neil and his dedicated research, Barbree provides the inside story of an extraordinary career, from flying combat missions in the Korean War to commanding the Apollo 11 mission to the moon's Sea of Tranquility. He also details Armstrong's personal life, including his two marriages and the tragic death of his baby daughter.

Working from years of notes, and with the Armstrong family, Jay Barbree brings us the definitive biography of America's most famous astronaut and one of our greatest modern heroes.

About the Author

In the course of his 57-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 NBCnews.com. Barbree was also the lead writer for the New York Times bestseller Moon Shot with astronauts Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, and Neil Armstrong.

ISBN: 9781743540657
ISBN-10: 1743540655
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th September 2015
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.29

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