moon travelWhen you look up at the Moon, it’s really hard to imagine that human beings landed and walked on its surface. For those who were not around on that night, it’s also hard to imagine the sense of awe felt around the world when Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, stepped onto the Moon’s surface, and said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” If your child is interested in space and space travel, he or she will most certainly be fascinated by the stories of real astronauts who journeyed to the Moon. It’s also interesting to learn about those who made it possible to get to the moon, and not the scientists and mathematicians. Lots of people were involved, including seamstresses. It’s also fun for kids to think of what they might have to pack if they were going to go to the moon. Your child can learn all this and more in these books about moon travel.


Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon (Paperback)


Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators.

Gathering direct quotes from some of these folks who worked behind the scenes, Catherine Thimmesh reveals their very human worries and concerns. Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning NASA photos from Apollo 11, she captures not only the sheer magnitude of this feat but also the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever—the team that worked to first put man on that great gray rock in the sky.
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Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut's Story (Paperback)


In this entrancing account, space traveler Michael Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his astronaut training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to his autobiography, revised and updated for this edition of Flying to the Moon, is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe.

"Several astronauts have written about their experiences, but none so well as Michael Collins...This is just the book to give the child whose parents made Yeager and The Right Stuff best sellers."-The Washington Post Book World

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On the Moon (First Reading Level 1) [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2012] NILL (Paperback)


About the book: ufr level-1 on the moon a space-soaring adventure specially written for children just beginning to read. Lets young children glimpse what it would be like to fly into outer space, walk on the moon, and look back at earth from a very long way away. Includes fun puzzles to complete after the story.
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Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings (Paperback)


A revised edition of the New York Times bestselling classic: the epic story of the golden years of American space exploration, told by the men who rode the rockets

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world.
 
Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.
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If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty (2007) Paperback (Paperback)


If you decide to go to the moon, writes Faith McNulty, "read this book first. It will tell you how to get there and what to do after you land. The most important part tells you how to get home. Written in the second person, the text allows the reader to participate in every aspect of the journey, from packing ("don't forget your diary and plenty of food") to liftoff (at first you'll feel heavy; don't worry") to traveling through space (where "the moon glows like a pearl in the black, black sky"). The reader lands at the Sea of Tranquility, the site of the first lunar landing.
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The moon is one of the most fascinating objects in the night sky. It’s close enough to earth that we can sometimes see the large craters on its surface, craters that remind us of facial features, like eyes, a nose, and a mouth. It also seems brighter and larger at …
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