July 16, 1969 was a very important day in America, and across the world. Risking their lives for their country and in the name of science, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins set off on an adventure of a lifetime. These men lifted off in the Apollo 11 spacecraft and were sent on their way to the moon. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon. This was no small feat!
With the anniversary of this momentous occasion having passed just a few days ago, we thought we’d introduce you to another book from our Young Adult series. “The Story of Apollo 11 and the Men of the Moon 50 Years Later” looks back at a time when space travel was changed from an idea to reality. Following NASA’s progress racing up to the Apollo mission, learn how astronauts were selected and trained back in the 1960s and relive some of the missions that didn’t go exactly as planned. Apollo 11 was a technical piece of equipment that had to be studied and understood by heart. The astronauts had to learn how this giant flying computer worked, all while experiencing space travel for the first time. They really were fearless!
Looking back at this important date in our history, we must remember these brave men who served their country. Not only did they make traveling to the moon a reality, they also proved that no matter how hard it may seem, anything is possible. In the famous words of Neil Armstrong, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
“The Story of Apollo 11 and the Men of the Moon 50 Years Later” is available on Amazon in both paperback and e-book formats.