First Man The Life Of Neil A Armstrong

Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1476727813
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Marking the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong—the man whose “one small step” changed history.

“The Eagle has landed.”

When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.

Upon his return to earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also—as James R. Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important biography—misunderstood. Armstrong’s accomplishments as engineer, test pilot, and astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen’s unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over.

In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. These milestones made it seem, as Armstrong’s mother Viola memorably put it, “as if from the very moment he was born—farther back still—that our son was somehow destined for the Apollo 11 mission.”

For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. For the forty-five years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life.

In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In First Man, the personal, technological, epic, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history’s most famous space traveler.

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Decoding Elon Musk Billionaire Entrepreneur Investor And Inventor Of Spacex Tesla Motors Solarcity Hyperloop Zip2 Paypal

Author: Wiroon Tanthapanichakoon
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Everybody wants to know Mark Zuckerberg. Young people adore every inch of this incredible guy. Girls would die for even a short time with him (Sorry, Pricilla). Everyone -- just everyone wants a piece of him. Well, after all, the world is swarmed by1.5 billion Digital Natives and Immigrants who use Facebook, the company he founded inside his cramped dorm-size room.

Then here comes Elon Musk who has climbed up the ladder of the most influential and successful people in the world. His name is already permanently imprinted on Forbes Magazine. Not only does he lead and run today's biggest companies, but this guy is literally going for the moon--err, Mars, actually. Mr. Musk does not aim to conquer the world with his brilliance, ingenuity, and enormous confidence in human capabilities, but he is aiming to conquer the universe.

He is the business executive and CTO of SpaceX, business executive and chief share holder of Tesla Motors. He is also the CEO of SolarCity. His total assets are worth 11.9 billion USD as indicated by Forbes 2015.

To say that this man dares to push the limit of the human knowledge is an understatement. Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the sole governing body for the ultimate aerospace records, has awarded Musk with FAI Gold Space Medal. This is the same awarded that Astronaut Neil Armstrong. To know the reason behind this award, you simply have to flip one chapter after the other.

Although he is referred to as the real-life Iron Man, Elon Musk proves to be all human, too. His life was not all candies, rainbows, and unicorns. He has had his share of heartaches, failures, and a handful of critics that any genius of his caliber has to endure on a daily basis. This facet of his life brings more shades of colors to his already colorful existence. Even when Robert Downey Jr. had learned that he would be playing the role of 'Iron Man', his first words were:" I need to sit down with Elon Musk."

This book illustrates how Elon Musk is thriving to satisfy everyone's futuristic fancies. This is not to hail him as the best man who ever worked on the face of the earth, but to prove his authenticity as a genius and as a man of vision.

Table of Contents
School and Innovation3
Politically-Sanctioned Racial Segregation4
University of Pennsylvania7
Silicon Valley10
PayPal the Online Bank10
PayPal and eBay13
Musk's Setbacks and Victories15
Elon Musk's Business Gamble19
The Russian Expedition25
Dispatch of Space Capsule28
Spaceflight Bottlenecks and Falcon 1 Launch31
The Birth of Tesla Motors34
The Unique Battery36
New Innovations37
The Unique Battery37
Insane Innovations and Advertisements39
Tesla's Cost Batteries and Financial Implications42
Power Transformation45
Radcliffe Opinion on the Cost of Tesla's Batteries46
Cheaper and Faster Travel50
Political Positions52
Destiny and Religion54
Extraterrestrial Life55
Artificial Intelligence55
Altruism (Philanthropy)58
Relational Unions59
Controversy on Subsidies63
Controversy on Self-Driving Cars65
Marketing of Electric Vehicles66
People’s Rating of Musk68
Honors and Recognition77
Privileged Doctorates81
Tesla Model S Hackers Challenge84
Tesla Motors' Home Battery Pack87

First Man

Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476727813
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An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication.

First Man

Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743257510
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An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication.

First Man

Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743281713
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In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Jay Barbree
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466836342
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This is the inside story of Neil Armstrong from the time he flew combat missions in the Korean War and then flew a rocket plane called the X-15 to the edge of space, to when he saved his Gemini 8 by flying the first emergency return from ...

One Giant Leap

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547349794
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As a young boy, Neil Armstrong had a recurring dream in which he held his breath and floated high in the sky.

Carrying The Fire

Author: Michael Collins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081541028X
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NASA astronaut Michael Collins was the first man to walk in space and also piloted the first manned craft to land on the moon.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Barbara Kramer
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780766020078
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Presents the biography of astronaut Neil Armstrong, whose childhood dreams of flying came true in 1969 when he became the first man to walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Ann Byers
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823944613
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Discusses the life and training as an astronaut of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon.

Who Was Neil Armstrong

Publisher: Penguin UK
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On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, in front of a TV audience of 450 million people.

Magnificent Desolation

Author: Buzz Aldrin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408807106
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He described what he saw as 'magnificent desolation'. The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous people on the planet, yet few people know the rest of the story.