Personally signed by Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon.
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION NO. 298 OF ONLY 500 PRODUCED
A highly sought after autograph. This wonderful collectible has been personally signed by Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon.
National Geographic Partners, LLC (2016). Buzz Aldrin with co-author Ken Abraham. "No Dream Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon" Personally signed by Buzz Aldrin directly onto the limitation page. Limited Edition of only 500 produced. This is number 298. Luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. No dust-jacket as issued. Includes many color and black & white photographs. Silver page edges.
First Edition with the following code on the copyright page: 16/QGF-RRDML/1
About the Authors
KEN ABRAHAM is a New York Times best-selling author, known around the world for his collaborations with popular celebrities and fascinating, high-profile public figures such as former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Senator Bob Dole, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and champion boxer and entrepreneur George Foreman. At present, Ken has more than ten million books in print.
BUZZ ALDRIN, best known for his Apollo 11 moonwalk in 1969, holds a doctorate degree in astronautics and, at the age of 84, continues to wield influence as an international advocate of space science and planetary exploration. He has written four nonfiction books, two science fact/fiction novels, and two children's books.
"No Dream Is Too High"
Beloved American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered—both in outer space and on earth—through his event-filled life, in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation.
Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a non-stop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016.
No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as:
· Second comes right after first. NASA protocol should have meant he was first on the moon, but rules changed just before the mission. How he learned to be proud of being the second man on the moon.
· Look for opportunities, not obstacles. Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut. Failure is an opportunity to learn to do better.
· Always maintain your spirit of adventure. For his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark. He stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life.
No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history.
Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; January 20, 1930) is an American former astronaut, engineer and fighter pilot. He made three spacewalks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission. As the Lunar Module Eagle pilot on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two people to land on the Moon.
Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Aldrin graduated third in the class of 1951 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, 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 Doctor of Science 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. Three years later, Aldrin set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969 (UTC), nineteen 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. Apollo 11 effectively proved US victory in the Space Race, by fulfilling a national goal proposed in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy "of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth" before the end of the decade.
Leaving NASA in 1971 Aldrin 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. Aldrin continues to advocate for space exploration, particularly a human mission to Mars, and developed the Aldrin cycler, a special spacecraft trajectory that makes travel to Mars more efficient in terms of time and propellant. He has been accorded numerous honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969.
"Aldrin is just as candid about his disappointments, struggles and failures as he is about his extraordinary achievements, and this is what makes his story so appealing." —Washington Post
"Famed astronaut Aldrin combines leadership lessons with behind-the-scenes stories from his Apollo 11 moonwalk in this engaging cross between biography and self-help....Everyone, whether a student or a seasoned CEO, will find something to take away from this inspiring work." —Publishers Weekly
"Fans of the Apollo space program, readers who admire Aldrin, and those who are just learning about him will all enjoy and benefit from this modest book." —Booklist
"Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin has learned a lot over the course of his long, eventful and complicated life, and he's sharing some of the most important lessons in a new book." —Space.com
“The astronaut recounts life lessons learned from his historic Apollo 11 moonwalk in 1969 and beyond.” –Kirkus Review
“It's an inspirational read that's packed with little-known facts about the Space Race.” –Tech Insider Online
“Aldrin uses lessons he learned during his long career in aviation and space exploration to detail the principles that have enabled his personal growth and professional achievements.” –Library Journal
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