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First Moon Landing
     

First Moon Landing

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by Dale Anderson
 

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It was an extraordinary moment for humanity when the Eagle, lunar module of the Apollo 11 mission, landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969. This book looks at the space program of the 1950s and 1960s and examines the political and technological environment in which the Moon landing took place. It follows the exciting moments of the lunar descent and first steps on the

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It was an extraordinary moment for humanity when the Eagle, lunar module of the Apollo 11 mission, landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969. This book looks at the space program of the 1950s and 1960s and examines the political and technological environment in which the Moon landing took place. It follows the exciting moments of the lunar descent and first steps on the Moon and offers an in-depth account of the entire Apollo program, before and after the Moon landing. The book also gives a clear overview of the space program since Apollo, examining such U.S. achievements as the Space Shuttle and Hubble telescope. It also looks at international cooperation in space and the great advances in knowledge that have resulted.

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Children's Literature
On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil "Buzz" Armstrong stepped off of a metal ladder connected to the Lunar Module of Apollo 11 and onto the surface of the moon. As he descended, he stated a line that was to become one of the most memorable quotes of the twentieth century. Aldrin's, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" remains a trademark statement that defined the determination that lay at the heart of the NASA space program. In The First Moon Landing the story of the race to be the first nation to put an astronaut on the moon is presented as part of the broader "Landmark Events in American History" series. In this chapter of that fine series, Anderson chronicles the early stages of the American space program. Then Anderson moves on to some of the tragic failures that dogged NASA prior to the culminating landing on the moon. Anderson closes this illustrated and well written book by outlining some of the space missions that followed not only the Apollo 11 mission but also more recent expeditions. Mankind continues to probe space with an eye toward even more ambitious ventures in the future. In this particular work, readers will gain a reasonable introduction to that great step for mankind, the first successful lunar landing. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 12 up.
— Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836854060
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Landmark Events in American History Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.11(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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First Moon Landing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the russian went first but the russian didn't get to the moon because he was gonig to crash it was an awsome book to read and it was intresting