July 20th marks the 43rd anniversary of the moon landing in 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to land and set foot on the moon. Here are some books about the moon landing, space exploration, and NASA to enjoy!
Apollo 11: The First Moon Landing by Michael D. Cole
From the Countdown to Space Series this book Surveys the various Apollo spaceflights that marked America's attempt to put a man on the moon, with an emphasis on the 1969 Apollo 11 project culminating in the first landing.
From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
This fictional book tells the story of a Frenchman and two well-to-do members of a post-American Civil War gun club who build an enormous sky-facing columbiad and launch themselves in a projectile/spaceship from it to a Moon landing.
One Giant Leap by Robert Burleigh
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of man's first walk on the moon, this book is a tribute that transports readers to the stars, where they will experience the moon landing just as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did.
The Planet Hunters by Dennis B. Fradin
Provides historical information on astronomy, the discovery of the planets, and the people who have made such discoveries.
A Ball, A Dog, and A Monkey: How the Space Race Began by Michael D'Antonio
The remarkable story of America's first efforts to succeed in space, a time of exploding rockets, national space mania, Florida boomtowns, and interservice rivalries so fierce that President Dwight Eisenhower had to referee them.
Footprints on the Moon by Alexandra Siy
Stunning photographs (many from NASA) bring to life all the drama, excitement, and adventure of our quest to know our bright neighbor in the sky. A time line of Moon history, recommended books and web sites are included.
Moonshot (Non Fiction DVD) by History Channel
Relive the breathtaking story of Apollo 11 and the first manned landing on the moon. Go aboard the rocket and on its eight-day round trip to outer space for a close-up look at one of the most stunning and courageous personal and technological achievements of man. Interlaced with original NASA footage. Covers the crew's earliest days at NASA to the moment when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step on the moon. From home life and families, to the argument over who would be the first to walk on the lunar surface.
Apollo 11: A Night to Remember (Non Fiction DVD) by Paul Vanezis
A new compilation of original footage, this program has an in-depth montage of the moon landing story. It contains rare and previously unseen footage from the BBC live coverage in 1969, footage of the landing, and also the buildup to the launch. A bonus segment is included.