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Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) was meant to soar. As a teenager, the man destined to be the first human walk on the Moon flew solo before he had a driver's license. His love of flight continued. During the Korean War, he flew more than 75 missions, and he later excelled as a test pilot, flying more than 200 different models of aircraft. And then he became an astronaut. Over the decades, much has been written about this mythic man, but few journalists were able to penetrate the well-known reticence of the veteran astronaut. The author of this book had unique access. Jay Barbree (Moon Shot; Live from Cape Canaveral) not only covered all 166 American space flights and moon landings; he was also Neil Armstrong's trusted friend for five decades. The definitive biography.