Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]

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Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]
Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The Moon" Signed First Edition/Later Printing w/COA [Fine/Fine]

Personally signed by Buzz Aldrin (one of the first men to walk on the moon) and the illustrator Wendell Minor directly onto the title page of the book.

A beautiful signed first edition for your space library.

 

Harper Collins Publishers 2005.  Buzz Aldrin "Reaching For The moon". First Edition, Fourth Printing. Signed by Buzz Aldrin and Wendell Minor directly onto the title page. Over-sized children's book. Paintings by Wendell Minor. "First Edition" as stated on the copyright page.

Dimensions (est): 11" x 9" x 3/8"

 

Buzz Aldrin is one of only 12 men who ever walked on the surface of the Moon. He is an American engineer, former astronaut, and fighter pilot. As lunar module pilot on the Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two humans to land on the Moon.

About the Artist - Wendell Minor is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design. His work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of American Illustration, and the NASA Art Collection at the John F. Kennedy Space Center.

 

Reaching For The Moon

Perfect for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in summer 2019!

It’s been fifty years since Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. But the journey didn’t begin when he stepped on board Apollo 11 that fateful day in July 1969. It began the day he was born.

This picture book is Buzz Aldrin's story, in his words. Wendell Minor's gorgeous paintings evoke the wonder of space exploration for young readers.

Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal was possible—from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the moon.

We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how Buzz’s came true.

 

About The Author

Wikipedia

Buzz Aldrin ( born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; January 20, 1930) is an American engineer, former astronaut, and fighter pilot. As lunar module pilot on the Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two humans to land on the Moon.

Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Aldrin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1951, with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was commissioned into the United States Air Force, and served as a jet fighter pilot during the Korean War. He flew 66 combat missions and shot down two MiG-15 aircraft.

After earning a Sc.D. degree in astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aldrin was selected as a member of NASA's Astronaut Group 3, making him the first astronaut with a doctoral degree. His doctoral thesis was Line-of-Sight Guidance Techniques for Manned Orbital Rendezvous, earning him the nickname "Dr. Rendezvous" from fellow astronauts. His first space flight was in 1966 on Gemini 12 during which he spent over five hours on extravehicular activity (EVA) outside the spacecraft. Three years later, Aldrin set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969 (UTC), nine minutes after Armstrong first touched the surface, while Command Module Pilot Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit. A Presbyterian elder, Aldrin became the first person to hold a religious ceremony on the Moon when he privately took communion.

Upon leaving NASA in 1971, he became Commandant of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. He retired from the Air Force in 1972, after 21 years of service. His autobiographies Return to Earth, (1973) and Magnificent Desolation (2009), recount his struggles with clinical depression and alcoholism in the years after leaving NASA. He continued to advocate for space exploration, particularly a manned mission to Mars, and developed the Aldrin cycler, a special spacecraft trajectory that makes travel to Mars possible using less time and propellant. He has been accorded numerous honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969, and is listed in several Halls of Fame, and has plaques on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fine/Fine without any flaws. The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws. Sharp corners that are not bumped. Unread book with a square and tight spine. No marks, writing or stamps, or attached bookplates. Photos of actual item.
Publisher:
Harper Collins Publishers
Edition:
Signed First Edition
Binding:
Hardcover with dust-jacket
Author:
Buzz Aldrin
Title:
Reaching For The Moon
Illustrator:
Wendell Minor