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Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 astronaut who followed Neil Armstrong to become the second person ever to step on the lunar surface, is also a knowledgeable and accessible writer. His memoirs for adults (Reaching for the Moon and Magnificent Desolation) remain favorites among adults and older teens while his books for younger readers are sure to inspire a new generation of scientists and space travelers.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin takes the reader on a journey through centuries of air and space aviation, from Isaac Newton to exploring Mars to futuristic space tours. Fascinating details and a timeline are imbedded throughout.
Aldrin relates how he, the second man to walk on the Moon, became interested in aeronautics and flying. The result is a fascinating look at his personal history as well as the history of flight accompanied by precise but equally engaging illustrations.
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