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Edwards, Roberta.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap
IL 3-6
ISBN 0448449072

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Can you imagine traveling in a spaceship to a far, far away place like the moon? Many decades ago, on July 20, 1969, with the Apollo 11 mission, the United States landed a spacecraft on the moon. The first person to ever walk on the moon was an astronaut who as a young boy was fascinated with airplanes and flying, making his own toy plane models. He wanted so very much to learn to fly, that he took part-jobs to pay for flying lessons. He took a job helping to make doughnuts. By the time he was fifteen years old, he did not yet have his driving license, but he got his flying license. Who was this astronaut? Meet Neil Armstrong, the commander of the Apollo 11 mission who was an aerospace engineer, a naval aviator, an experimental test pilot, and a university professor. Learn more about Neilís life and find out how very hard it was to train to become an astronaut. Learn what a risky mission it was for these brave astronauts to travel to the moon.  (May Harn Liu,, librarian)

SUBJECTS:     Armstrong, Neil, -- 1930-2012 -- Juvenile literature.
                        Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.

Astronauts -- Biography.
                        Armstrong, Neil, -- 1930-2012.

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