By Jay Barbree.
Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America’s modern hero and history’s most famous space traveller. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neil’s life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted friend – Jay Barbree
Everything written about Armstrong’s life and lights has been from the outside looking in; Jay Barbree is the only person Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story.
Working from his years of notes, and with the Armstrong family, Jay Barbree has written the definitive biography of America’s most famous astronaut and one of our greatest modern heroes. Armstrong has entrusted Barbree with details of his personal life, including his two marriages and the death of his baby daughter. And, of course, these is the inside story of an extraordinary career, from the time Armstrong flew combat missions in the Korean War and then flew a rocket plane called the X-15 to the edged of space, to when he saved his Gemini 8 by flying the first emergency return from Earth orbit and then flew Apollo-Eleven to the moon’s Sea of Tranquility.
Full of never-before-seen photographs, this book includes many personal details such as what Armstrong really felt when he took that first step on the moon, and what he felt the future of space exploration should be.
The intimate, definitive biography of Neil Armstrong’s inspiring life story by one of American’s great space journalists, published to coincide with the 45th anniversary of Apollo-Eleven
ABOUT – JAY BARBREE
In the course of his 55-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 NCBnews.com Barbree was also the lead writer for the New York Times bestseller Moon Shot with astronauts Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, and Neil Armstrong.
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