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Amimated feature telling the story of three young houseflies - Nat (voiced by Trevor Gagnon), IQ (Philip Bolden) and Scooter (David Gore) - who have all kinds of interstellar adventures after they decide to stow away aboard the Apollo 11 space shuttle as it flies to the moon. The film features a cameo by real-life astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
This compelling story of exploration charts and celebrates humankind in space, from Sputnik's launch in 1957 through the Apollo Moon landings and the International Space Station to future missions to Mars and beyond. Spaceflight chronicles how, in the six decades that followed Sputnik, the world was revolutionized by space travel and exploration. The opening up of Earth's orbit to satellites led to a revolution in communications, monitoring of the environment, and materials science. For the human imagination, the impact has been even greater - the voyages of robotic space probes have transformed our view of the Solar System, while Earth-orbiting satellites and missions to the Moon have forever changed our view of ourselves. This book is a celebration of human ingenuity and imagination. From the work of pioneers like Wernher von Braun, Yuri Gagarin, and Neil Armstrong to the triumphs and tragedies that followed, it reveals the people, science, and technology that have propelled us into the Space Age.
Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after
Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the
Earth. The event remains one of mankind's greatest achievements and
was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in
history. In the years since, millions more have had their
Earth-centric perspective unalterably changed by the iconic
photograph of Aldrin standing on the surface of the moon, the
blackness of space behind him and his fellow explorer and the Eagle
reflected in his visor. Describing the alien world he was walking
upon, he uttered the words "magnificent desolation." And as the
astronauts later sat in the Eagle, waiting to begin their journey
back home, knowing that they were doomed unless every system and
part on board worked flawlessly, it was Aldrin who responded to
Mission Control's clearance to take off with the quip, "Roger.
Understand. We're number one on the runway."
"From the Hardcover edition."
We're on the cusp of new era in the great adventure of space exploration. More than a half-century ago, humanity first hurled objects into space, and almost 50 years ago, astronauts first walked on the moon. Since then, we have explored Earth's orbit with shuttles, capsules, and space stations; sent robots to Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus; sampled a comet; sent telescopes into orbit; and charted most of our own planet. What does the future hold? In Space 2.0, space historian Rod Pyle, in collaboration with the National Space Society, will give you an inside look at the next few decades of spaceflight and long-term plans for exploration, utilization, and settlement. No longer the exclusive domain of government entities such as NASA and other national agencies, space exploration is rapidly becoming privatized, with entrepreneurial startups building huge rocket boosters, satellites, rocket engines, asteroid probes, prospecting craft, and even commercial lunar cargo landers to open this new frontier. Research into ever more sophisticated propulsion and life support systems will soon enable the journey to Mars and destinations deeper in our solar system. As these technologies continue to move forward, there are virtually no limits to human spaceflight and robotic exploration. While the world has waited since the Apollo lunar program for the next "giant leap," these critical innovations, most of which are within our grasp with today's technology, will change the way we live, both in space and on Earth. A new space age--and with it, a new age of peace and prosperity on Earth, and settlement beyond our planet--can be ours. Speaking with key leaders of the latest space programs and innovations, Pyle shares the excitement and promise of this new era of exploration and economic development. From NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos, to emerging leaders in the private sector such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, Moon Express, Virgin Galactic, and many others, Space 2.0 examines the new partnerships that are revolutionizing spaceflight and changing the way we reach for the stars.
The story of the first men to float in space, walk on the moon and look upon Earth from 240,000 miles away. The first nine moon missions between December 1968 and December 1972 were well documented, and this film gives viewers the chance to see the extraordinary NASA footage taken by the various astronauts of the Apollo programme. The film features an acclaimed soundtrack by Brian and Roger Eno.
In celebration of the Apollo 11 Mission's 50th Anniversary, experience the awe and excitement of humankind's first steps on the moon! In this exclusive, exquisite pop-up adventure, readers follow astronaut Buzz Aldrin's story as he encounters the "magnificent desolation" of Earth's only satellite first-hand. Paper engineer Bruce Foster brings to life what it was like to blast off into space and take the first steps on the moon through intricate pop-ups and paper folds. Including Buzz Aldrin's firsthand accounts of the mission, historical context, stunning images, and unique personal perspectives, this book is an informative and collectible work of art - perfect for budding astronauts and grandparents hoping to share their memories of the moon landing with the young explorers in their lives.
Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life - both in outer space and on earth. 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.
Space is still the final frontier and Mars continues to make news and attract generations of young people. In this fascinating book, hero-astronaut Buzz Aldrin challenges curious kids to think about Mars as not just a faraway red planet but as a possible future home for Earthlings! What will your new home be like? How will you get there? What will you eat for breakfast? Find out what life might be like far, far from Earth as you navigate your way through this fun and fascinating book. What kid wouldn't want to blast off with him on this (literary) journey!
All nine episodes from the first series of the chat show presented by 'The Pub Landlord', Al Murray. The show features stand-up, interviews and live music. Guests in this series include: Jason Donovan, Torvill and Dean, Amanda Holden, Duncan Bannatyne, Emma Bunton, Buzz Aldrin, Martin Kemp, Jermaine Jackson, Jerry Springer, David Coulthard, Donny Osmond, Louis Walsh, and many more. Musical performers include: Katie Melua, The Feeling, McFly, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Ordinary Boys, Lemar, Melanie C, Madness and Queen.
Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin believes it is not only possibly but vital to America's future to keep pushing the space frontier outward for the sake of exploration, science, development, commerce, and security. What we need, he argues, is a commitment by the U.S. President as rousing as JFK's promise to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s-an audacious, inspiring goal-and a unified vision for space exploration. In Mission to Mars, Aldrin plots that trajectory, stressing that American-led space exploration is essential to the economic and technological vitality of the nation and the world. Do you dare to dream big? Then join Aldrin in his thought provoking and inspiring Mission to Mars.
A series of six Discovery Channel documentaries exploring the work of American space agency NASA, made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the agency. The programmes are: 'Ordinary Supermen', 'Friends and Rivals', 'Landing the Eagle', 'The Explorers', 'The Shuttle' and 'A Home in Space'.
Now in paperback and updated with a new essay on his celebrated trip to Antarctica comes this best-selling inspirational memoir from beloved astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Buzz Aldrin is an American hero. Always larger than life, he is the best known surviving member of a generation of astronauts who in just a few years became both the first men in space and first men on the moon. In this inspiring book, Aldrin pauses to reflect and share what he has learned about life from the vantage point of both outer space and time. (Still a nonstop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, he turned 87 in 2017.) Consisting of nine principles to live by, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, this thought-provoking book is a beautiful memento of a life well lived--and a new opportunity for Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history.
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.
I walked on the moon. This is my journey. But it didn't begin when I stepped on board Apollo 11 on July 1, 1969. It began the day I was born.Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal is possible--from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the Moon. I always knew the Moon was within my reach--and that I was ready to be on the team that would achieve the first landing. But it was still hard to believe when I took my first step onto the Moon's surface. We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how mine came true.
Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists as they discover Galileo's life and work. Activities allow children to try some of his theories on their own, with experiments that include playing with gravity and motion, making a pendulum, observing the moon, and painting with light and shadow. Along with the scientific aspects of Galileo's life, his passion for music and art are discussed and exemplified by period engravings, maps, and prints. A time line, glossary, and listings of major science museums, planetariums, and web sites for further exploration complement this activity book.
The Soviet-American race to land the first man on the Moon was a technical challenge unlike anything in modern human history. BBC Aerospace Correspondent Reginald Turnill covered the story, and his reports were heard and seen by millions worldwide. With unparalleled access to the politicians, scientists, and technicians involved in the race to the Moon, Turnill knew all the early astronauts--Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin--as they pioneered the techniques that made the Moon landings possible. He became a friend of Dr. Wernher von Braun, the German rocket pioneer and mastermind behind the technology. Turnill's unique eyewitness account of one of the most thrilling adventures of the twentieth century is clearly written and is packed with action and drama, making this a fascinating read for all those interested in the story of the race to the Moon. Reginald Turnill started work in Fleet Street at the age of 15, and by 19 he was covering the national news as a Press Association staff reporter. After joining the BBC in 1956 he covered the launch of Sputnik 1 and found it so exciting that he made space reporting his speciality. As the BBC Aerospace Correspondent, Turnill spent the rest of his career covering all the manned space missions as well as planetary missions like Mariner, Pioneer, Viking, and Voyager. Since leaving the BBC staff, Turnill has continued to broadcast and write on space, and he created the first spaceflight directory. Turnill is the only non-American to have been presented with NASA's Chroniclers Award for contributions to public understanding of the space program.
Book & CD. When visitors to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., walk through the Skylab of 1967-73 they experience the vehicles interior space but learn nothing about the industrial design of the spacecraft nor the designers who created it.
Commissioned on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary, here is the fascinating historical account of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - and its predecessor organizations, the American Rocket Society and The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences - and the significant contributions each has made to the evolution of flight. From the early struggles to create and distinguish aeronautics as a distinct profession, through the technological necessities brought on by two world wars, to the incredible advances spawned by the Space Age, this narrative covers it all in a highly readable, thoroughly researched way. Reading like an aeronautical and astronautical "who's who," this is also the amazing story of the organizations' founders, leaders and members - visionary individuals and dedicated engineers advancing theories and technologies in a profession that has forever changed society and shaped everyday life as we know it.
Box set containing all 25 episodes from Season 5 of the animated comedy series about the world's favourite dysfunctional family. Episodes comprise: 'Bart Of Darkness', 'Lisa's Rival', 'Another Simpson Clip Show', 'Itchy & Scratchyland', 'Sideshow Bob Roberts', 'Treehouse Of Horror V', 'Bart's Girlfriend', 'Lisa On Ice', 'Homer Badman', 'Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy', 'Fear Of Flying', 'Homer The Great', 'And Maggie Makes Three', 'Bart's Comet', 'Homie The Clown', 'Bart vs. Australia', 'Homer vs. Patty And Selma', 'A Star Is Burns', 'Lisa's Wedding', 'Two Dozen And One Greyhounds', 'The PTA Disbands', 'Round Springfield', 'Springfield Connection', 'Lemon Of Troy' and 'Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part 1)'.
"Any time an Apollo-era astronaut steps forward with ideas for our future in space, it's time to stop what whatever we're doing and pay attention. Buzz Aldrin, one of the first moonwalkers, has no shortage of these ideas. And in Mission to Mars he treats us to how, when, and why we should travel there." -Neil deGrasse Tyson Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a pioneering astronaut who first set foot on the moon during mankind's first landing of Apollo 11--and as an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings--Aldrin has a vision, and in this book he plots out the path he proposes, taking humans to Mars by 2035. Foreword by Andrew Aldrin Chapter 1: The View from Air Force One Chapter 2: Time for Decision-making Chapter 3: Your Space: Building the Business Case Chapter 4: Dreams of My Moon Chapter 5: Voyage to Armageddon Chapter 6: The March to Mars Chapter 7: Homesteading the Red Planet Chapter 8: The Clarion Call
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