August 27, 2012

Walking on the Moon

Library Binding 978-0-7660-4076-2
Enslow has just released a new series American Space Missions–Astronauts, Exploration, and Discovery, which includes Walking on the Moon. This title is all about that famous trip on Apollo 11 that landed Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on the moon --- the first time any human being had done so.

Did you know that Neil's line, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" was actually written by him for that moment?

This 48-page title details how these astronauts trained, describing how Neil Armstrong maneuvered the Eagle, which was the lunar module of Apollo 11, onto the surface of the moon, while running low on fuel. Eagle had been programmed to land on a certain spot, but Neil had to override the system because the landing area had too many boulders which would have damaged the lunar module.

After performing their tasks and splashing to Earth in the ocean, these three men then had to remain quarantined for eighteen days. There was a concern that they had possibly brought alien germs back with them.

This title, and the other five titles in this series, are available from your preferred vendor or from Enslow directly.

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