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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.´´The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous persons on our planet, yet few people know the rest of this true American hero´s story. In Magnificent Desolation, Aldrin not only gives us a harrowing first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure and the ultimate insider´s view of life as one of the superstars of America´s space program, he also opens up with remarkable candor about his more personal trials - and eventual triumphs - back on Earth. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Egan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001885de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following the fortieth anniversary of Apollo 11, as NASA prepares to return astronauts to the moon, Footprints in the Dust offers a thorough, engrossing, and multifaceted account of the Apollo missions. The flight of Apollo 11 was a triumph of human endeavor, persistence, and technology, one of the greatest achievements in human history. This book begins with the mission that sent Neil Armstrong and Edwin ´´Buzz´´ Aldrin to the moon, then follows American spaceflight through the harrowing rescue of Apollo 13 before moving on to the successful joint Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with key figures in the space program, the authors convey the human drama and chart the technological marvels that went into the Apollo missions. They also put the accomplishments of American spaceflight into historical context, examining the competitive space race with the Soviet Union, the roles of politics and personality in launching the mission, and the consequences, practical and profound, of this giant leap for mankind. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Longe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026440de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He´s a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, and the 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 on and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: Still a nonstop 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 the principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: Second comes right after first. NASA protocol should have placed Buzz Aldrin on the moon first, but rules changed just before the mission. Buzz discusses 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. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008354de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inspiring exploration of the establishment of humans on Mars - tying into the National Geographic television documentary series Mars. The next frontier in space exploration is Mars, the Red Planet - and human habitation of Mars isn´t much farther off. In October 2015, NASA declared Mars ´´an achievable goal´´; that same season, Ridley Scott and Matt Damon´s The Martian drew crowds into theaters, grossing over $200 million. Now the National Geographic Channel fast forwards years ahead with Mars, a six-part series documenting and dramatizing the next 25 years as humans land on and learn to live on Mars. Following on the visionary success of Buzz Aldrin´s Mission to Mars and the visual glory of Marc Kaufman´s Mars Up Close, this companion book to the Nat Geo series shows the science behind the mission and the challenges awaiting those brave individuals. The book combines science, technology, and storytelling, offering what only National Geographic can create. Clear scientific explanations make the Mars experience real. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Reilly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009316de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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 set foot on the moon during mankind’s first landing with Apollo 11 - and an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings - Aldrin has a vision, and in Mission to Mars he plots out the path he proposes, one that will take humans to Mars by 2035. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005633de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The intoxication from a pint of vodka, the electric buzz from snorting cocaine, the warm embrace from shooting heroin - drinking and drugging provide the height of human experience. It´s the promise of heaven on earth, but the hell that follows is a constant hunger, a cold emptiness. The craving to get high is a yearning as intense of any blood-thirsty monster. The best way to tell the truths of addiction is through a story, and dark truths such as these need a piece of horror to do them justice. The stories inside feature the insidious nature of addiction told with compassion yet searing honesty. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental deaths, and some of the most incredible names in horror fiction have tackled this modern day epidemic. ´´A Wicked Thirst´´ by Kealan Patrick Burke ´´The One in the Middle´´ by Jessica McHugh ´´Everywhere You´ve Bled and Everywhere You Will´´ by Max Booth III ´´First, Just Bite a Finger´´ by Johann Thorsson ´´Last Call´´ by John FD Taff Torment of the Fallen´´ by Glen Krisch ´´Garden of Fiends´´ by Mark Matthews ´´Returns´´ by Jack Ketchum ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087773de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016 This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044901de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.