No Dream Is Too High

No Dream Is Too High

Life Lessons From A Man Who Walked on the Moon

eBook - 2016
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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--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.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781426216503
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jan 02, 2019

Great book by (as Buzz is famously reminded just about every day of his life) "the second man to walk on the moon". And it's not just for space geeks like me. Buzz wrote this intending it to be "life lessons", but it's a lot more. Buzz has also dealt with depression issues and alcoholism post-moon landing--and came out better for it. In the course of 13 main life lessons, Buzz tells a lot of stories about his life and the moon landing that I had not heard or read before! Like trying to grab a quick nap on the floor of the LEM, and while on the floor, noticed the broken plastic cap of the engine circuit-breaker...the engine they needed to escape the moon. Some of the stories are more hilarious. Like his appearance on 30 Rock: "Hey moon, I walked on your face!". He's 80+, but lives like he's still 30 or 40. Great book.

Oct 28, 2018

Many years ago it was said, “If you lost an elder, you have lost a library.” Buzz Aldrin’s book reminded me of this saying. Each of us has to learn the lessons stated in Aldrin’s book. The difference is where and how we learn these lessons. It is what defines our lives. Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! T. A.

Sep 24, 2018

‘No dream Is Too High’ - Life Lessons From A Man Who Walked on the Moon (2016). Dr. Aldrin’s book, an autobiography on the man who was the second human to step down onto the moon. This book, tells his story and lessons learned in life. Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! D. A.

Jul 08, 2016

Nice easy read, with some good stories, from a guy that has been through a lot (war, fame, alcoholism).

May 24, 2016

If you are looking for a memoir by an Apollo astronaut, probably the best is Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins (Armstrong and Aldrin's less-famous Apollo 11 crewmate). Unfortunately OPL doesn't have a copy.


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