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.
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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Conquering the South Pole 7
Chapter 1 The sky is not the limit … There are footprints on the Moon! 13
Chapter 2 Keep your mind open to possibilities 27
Chapter 3 Show me your friends, and I will show you your future 37
Chapter 4 Second comes right after first 59
Chapter 5 Write your own epitaph 69
Chapter 6 Maintain your spirit of adventure 91
Chapter 7 Failure is always an option 101
Chapter 8 Practice respect for all people 125
Chapter 9 Do what you believe is right even when others choose otherwise 133
Chapter 10 Trust your gut … and your instruments 145
Chapter 11 Laugh … a lot! 167
Chapter 12 Keep a young mind-set at every age 177
Chapter 13 Help others go beyond where you have gone 203