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Richard Panchyk is the author of American Folk Art for Kids, World War II for Kids, and Archaeology for Kids, and the coauthor of Engineering the City. He lives in Long Island, New York.

Buzz Aldrin Ph. D. was one of the first two humans to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 landing of 1969. Since retiring from NASA, he has devoted himself to ensuring the continuation of manned space exploration. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 Juvenile literature, Astronomers Italy Biography Juvenile literature, Physicists Italy Biography Juvenile literature