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

by Catherine Thimmesh

A vast army of workers comprised the team that sent astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz... read more

A vast army of workers comprised the team that sent astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon in 1969. The accomplishments of the individuals behind the scenes, from engineers to spacesuit seamstresses, were integral components of the Apollo 11 mission, yet their stories are rarely told. Author Catherine Thimmesh describes the vital and varied work of many, while outlining the chronology of the space mission from conception through splashdown. Despite knowing the outcome of these historic events, readers will be on the edge of their seats as potential disasters loom and are conquered by the team, sometimes with mere seconds to spare. Powerful photographs and frequent quotes from the many individuals involved add to the depth of this fascinating work. (Ages 10–15)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007

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