American astronaut Neil Armstrong is recognized in history as the first man on the moon. He was NASA’s first civilian astronaut to command pilot of Gemini 8 that docked two spacecrafts.
The book serves as a reintroduction of Neil Armstrong to the younger generation. It recounts Neil Armstrong as he commanded the Apollo 11 to land on the moon in July 1969. In order to refresh the memories of everyone, author Andrew Smith wrote the best-selling book Moondust. In it he wrote down the stories of the people in the lives of Armstrong including those from his childhood friend to the people he worked with. This book provides a glimpse at the man behind the legend.