Most widely held works about Buzz Aldrin
Most widely held works by Buzz Aldrin
First on the moon : A voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins [and] Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr by Neil Armstrong ( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 2,475 libraries worldwide
The Apollo 11 astronauts describe their unparalleled space venture.
Return to earth by Buzz Aldrin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,791 libraries worldwide
Colonel Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, a member of the Apollo 11 crew, tells about his adventures on the moon, and about the aftermath when, as an international celebrity, he has to face the consequences of sudden fame, its rewards and its penalties.
Magnificent desolation : the long journey home from the moon by Buzz Aldrin ( Book )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,586 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind's greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had their Earth-centric perspective unalterably changed by the iconic photograph of Aldrin standing on the surface of the moon, the blackness of space behind him and his fellow explorer and the Eagle reflected in his visor. Describing the alien world he was walking upon, he uttered the words "magnificent desolation." And as the astronauts later sat in the Eagle, waiting to begin their journey back home, knowing that they were doomed unless every system and part on board worked flawlessly, it was Aldrin who responded to Mission Control's clearance to take off with the quip, "Roger. Understand. We're number one on the runway." The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous persons on our planet, yet few people know the rest of this true American hero's story. In Magnificent Desolation, Aldrin not only gives us a harrowing first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure and the ultimate insider's view of life as one of the superstars of America's space program, he also opens up with remarkable candor about his more personal trials-and eventual triumphs-back on Earth. From the glory of being part of the mission that fulfilled President Kennedy's challenge to reach the moon before the decade was out, Aldrin returned home to an Air Force career stripped of purpose or direction, other than as a public relations tool that NASA put to relentless use in a seemingly nonstop world tour. The twin demons of depression and alcoholism emerged-the first of which Aldrin confronted early and publicly, and the second of which he met with denial until it nearly killed him. He burned through two marriages, his Air Force career came to an inglorious end, and he found himself selling cars for a living when he wasn't drunkenly wrecking them. Redemption came when he finally embraced sobriety, gained the love of a woman, Lois, who would become the great joy of his life, and dedicated himself to being a tireless advocate for the future of space exploration-not only as a scientific endeavor but also as a thriving commercial enterprise. These days Buzz Aldrin is enjoying life with an enthusiasm that reminds us how far it is possible for a person to travel, literally and figuratively. As an adventure story, a searing memoir of self-destruction and self-renewal, and as a visionary rallying cry to once again set our course for Mars and beyond, Magnificent Desolation is the thoroughly human story of a genuine hero.
Men from earth by Buzz Aldrin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,554 libraries worldwide
Recreates the story of America's race to the moon with the Soviets in 1969 with the launching of Project Apollo.
Reaching for the moon by Buzz Aldrin ( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,451 libraries worldwide
I Walked on the Moon. This is my journey. It didn't begin when I stepped on board Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. It began the day I was born -- Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr., whom everyone called Buzz. Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal is possible -- from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the Moon. I always knew the Moon was within my reach -- and that I was ready to be part of the team that would achieve the first landing. But it was still hard to believe when I took my first step onto the Moon's surface. We all have our own dreams -- this is the story of how mine came true.
In the shadow of the Moon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of NASA's Apollo program and the lunar landings by American astronauts made between 1968 and 1972. Features rare archival footage and interviews with surviving astronauts.
The return by Buzz Aldrin ( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin, along with crewmate Neil Armstrong, made history as they placed humankind's first steps on the moon. Now, in The return, written with award-winning novelist John Barnes, Aldrin offers a compelling novel about the opportunities and dangers that confront us today--and shows why we must, and will, seize the challenges before us.
Look to the stars by Buzz Aldrin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin takes readers on a journey through the history of space exploration, offering the perfect introduction to everything space related, including the development of the first rockets, America's space race with Russia, details of all the Apollo missions, and the space station.
Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 906 libraries worldwide
Aliens first visited Earth 10,000 years ago, only to be enslaved by humans. The drama is related by two astronauts who learn of the Nissuan emigration during a space flight. Jointly written by an astronaut and a science fiction writer, with illustrations.
Fly me to the moon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Young housefly Nat is looking for adventure and hatches a plan to jet into outer space with his two best friends, I.Q. and Scooter. In their homemade space suits, they take a wild ride aboard Apollo 11 all the way to the moon and back.
Direct from the Moon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Nearly 40 years after Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin enthralled the nation when they became the first men to land on the moon, lunar exploration has returned to the headlines as new information is being uncovered about the birth of our solar system. Stunning footage from the Kaguya lunar orbiter has revealed images of the moon and Earth in spectacular detail like never seen before. Explores the past, present and future of lunar expeditions from the Apollo missions to the challenges involved with establishing a lunar outpost and innovations under way that will inspire the next generation of space exploration.
Magnificent desolation by Buzz Aldrin ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Aldrin recounts the lunar landing and life inside the U.S. space program as well as his struggles with alcoholism and depression.
The first lunar landing : 20th anniversary by Neil Armstrong ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
The boy in the plastic bubble ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
The true story of a boy born without natural immunities and forced to grow up a prisoner in the physical and emotional confines of a germ free plastic room. A special astronaut's suit gives the boy freedom to move around and he eventually falls in love with the girl next door. He must then choose between confinement and life, or the freedom to love at the risk of fatal infection.
The Space Publications guide to space careers by Scott Sacknoff ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Space : the first 50 years by Patrick Moore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
In the shadow of the Moon remember when the whole world looked up ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men have walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first time, a combination of archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen and interviews with the surviving astronauts tells the story of the Apollo space program.
The wonder of it all real American heroes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Profiles seven astronauts who walked on the moon and how the experience affected them.
The lunar base handbook : an introduction to lunar base design, development, and operations by Peter Eckart ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Great wonders of the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Explore the wonders of nature and the creations of man, both modern and ancient in this Reader's Digest production.
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