Alan Shepard by Janet Benge audiobook

Alan Shepard: Higher and Faster

By Janet Benge  and Geoff Benge
Read by Tim Gregory

YWAM Publishing

The Heroes of History Series

5.86 Hours Unabridged
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Alan Shepard gripped the abort handle and braced his feet against the capsule floor. Five, Four, Three... Don't screw up, he muttered. Two, One, Zero, Liftoff. Alan felt himself rising into the sky. He could scarcely believe it. The boy who grew up with a passion for flying was off on the ultimate flight -- to space! Alan Shepard's boyhood fascination with flight led him from constructing model airplanes in his grandfather's basement to attaining national hero status in the race to space. Rooted in hard work and education, this pioneer's dreams of flight came true as he became not only the first American launched into space but, later, one of the privileged few to walk on the moon. When he wasn't soaring above the clouds, astronaut Alan Shepard used his expertise to benefit others, raising money to fuel the dreams of science students and guiding NASA missions. The achievements of this high flyer -- America's "Lindbergh of Space" -- inspire all who dare to live their dreams (1923-1998).

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Alan Shepard gripped the abort handle and braced his feet against the capsule floor. Five, Four, Three... Don't screw up, he muttered. Two, One, Zero, Liftoff. Alan felt himself rising into the sky. He could scarcely believe it. The boy who grew up with a passion for flying was off on the ultimate flight -- to space!

Alan Shepard's boyhood fascination with flight led him from constructing model airplanes in his grandfather's basement to attaining national hero status in the race to space. Rooted in hard work and education, this pioneer's dreams of flight came true as he became not only the first American launched into space but, later, one of the privileged few to walk on the moon.

When he wasn't soaring above the clouds, astronaut Alan Shepard used his expertise to benefit others, raising money to fuel the dreams of science students and guiding NASA missions. The achievements of this high flyer -- America's "Lindbergh of Space" -- inspire all who dare to live their dreams (1923-1998).

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Author Bio: Janet Benge

Author Bio: Janet Benge

Janet Benge was born in 1958 and grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand. She and her husband, Geoff Benge, combine talents to produce works such as the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series and the Heroes of History series. She and Geoff currently reside in Orlando, Florida.

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Author Bio: Geoff Benge

Author Bio: Geoff Benge

Geoff Benge was raised in New Zealand, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and philosophy from Waikato University. He and his wife, Janet Benge, are best known for their series Christian Heroes: Then & Now and Heroes of History. He and Janet currently reside in Orlando, Florida.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.86
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English