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Reaching for the Moon

Written by Buzz Aldrin & illustrated by Wendell Minor
Published by HarperCollins
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May 24, 2005
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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.

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Who Wrote Reaching for the Moon

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Buzz Aldrin

<p>On July 20, 1969, <strong>Buzz Aldrin</strong> and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo 11 moon walk and became the first two humans to set foot on another world. This unprecedented heroic endeavor was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. Upon returning from the moon, Dr. Aldrin embarked on an international goodwill tour and was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among more than fifty distinguished awards and medals from numerous countries. Since retiring from NASA, the Air Force, and his position as commander of the test pilot school at Edwards Air Force Base, Dr. Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure a continued leading role for America in manned space exploration and has advanced his lifelong commitment to humans venturing outward in space. Recently he founded a rocket design company, Starcraft Boosters, Inc., and the ShareSpace Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to pursuing space tourism. In addition to writing books that describe his unique perspective on America’s space program, Dr. Aldrin also lectures and travels throughout the world to discuss his and others’ ideas for exploring the universe. </p><p>For more information about the Apollo 11 moon landing please visit www.nasa.gov or The Johnson Space Center at www.jsc.nasa.gov and for more information about the illustrations in this book please visit www.minorart.com.</p>

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Who Illustrated Reaching for the Moon

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Wendell Minor

Wendell Minor has illustrated dozens of picture books, and his work has won countless awards and is in permanent collections of such institutions as the Museum of American Illustration and the Library of Congress. His cover illustrations have graced some of the most significant novels of our time by authors such as Toni Morrison, David McCullough, and James Michener. He lives in Washington, Connecticut. Visit him online at MinorArt.com.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780060554453
Publication Date:
May 24, 2005
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2004006247
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
54778496
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0060554452
Lexile® Level:
860L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.09
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
101206
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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