The book 'Neil Armstrong: One Giant Leap for Mankind' is an interesting biography both for teens and adults to guide readers through the life of the most humble yet legendary astronaut who was the first man to step on the moon.
This 128-page moderately priced book, published by Sterling, gives fascinating insights in to Neil's life who rose to become a genuine real life American hero who was unassuming yet adventurous.
The biography of America's first astronaut, drawing facts from archives and non-book resources, captures the life and times of an enigmatic and private man who turned science fiction into a reality.
At a very young age Neil was a serious and quiet learner, and received training as an aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot for experimental rocket planes and a NASA astronaut. He lived up to an aviator's credo of 'higher, faster and farther’ in his professional life.
His first spaceflight was aboard Gemini 8 in 1966, for which he was the command pilot, according to Neil Armstrong's official website. He is depicted in the book as a proactive person, and he proved himself so during his Gemini mission by thinking fast even under pressure to save his own and his co-pilot's lives. On this mission, he performed the first manned docking of two spacecrafts.
The book describes in detail Armstrong's second and last spaceflight as commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission in 1969. In all, the book is a crisp reading, and is recommended for readers of all ages to know in essence about Neil Armstrong - history’s most famous space traveler.