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Dream of Spaceflight Essays on the near Edge of Infinity

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ISBN-10: 0306810484

ISBN-13: 9780306810480

Edition: N/A

Authors: Buzz Aldrin, Wyn Wachhorst

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List price: $13.95
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Edwin Aldrin was born in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1930. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy, he completed U.S. Air Force pilot training in 1952 and flew over 60 combat missions during the Korean War. 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 two books. He holds the record of over 7 hours and 52 minutes outside a spacecraft in extravehicular activity.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface: The Inner Reaches of Outer Space
Kepler's Children: The Dream of Spaceflight
The Romance of Spaceflight: Nostalgia for a Bygone Future
Seeking the Center at the Edge
Abandon in Place
Reflexions
Space Chronology
Notes
Bibliography
Index