Space: the final frontier

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Book cover: Apollo 11 : the inside story

Apollo 11 : the inside story / David Whitehouse.

Featuring extensive interviews with astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Alan Shepard, John Glen and others, this amazing full story of Apollo II, the first manned mission to land on the moon, is Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff for a new generation. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Apollo to the Moon

Apollo to the Moon : a history in 50 objects / Teasel Muir-Harmony.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo missions to the moon, an illustrated guidebook highlights the participants and objects that came together to revolutionize and advance the world's capabilities for space travel, from the lunar rover to space food. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Carrying the Fire

Carrying the Fire : an astronaut’s journeys / Michael Collins.

The commander of Apollo 11 offers an insider's view of the NASA space program, recalling training programs and design testing and sharing his memories of such remarkable individuals as Neil Armstrong, John Glen, Frank Borman, and Buzz Aldrin. (Baker & Taylor)

Book cover: Chasing the Moon

Chasing the moon : the people, the politics, and the promise that landed America into the space age / Robert Stone, Alan Andres.

A companion to PBS's "American Experience" draws on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material to chronicle the stories of the visionaries who helped America win the space race with the first lunar landing. (Baker & Taylor)

Book cover: First Man

First Man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong / James B. Hansen.

An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Magnificent Desolation

Magnificent Desolation : the long journey home from the moon / Buzz Aldrin.

Recounts the astronaut's life and career, including his childhood, the landmark 1969 moon landing, and his battles with alcoholism and depression after his fame. (Baker & Taylor)

Book cover: Moonfire

Moonfire (50th Anniversary Ed.) / Norman Mailer.

Mailer's 1970 examination of the men, machines, and mentality responsible for originating man's exploration of space is enhanced by hundred of photographs from the NASA vaults, magazine archives, and private collections with captions provided by leading Apolla 11 experts. (Baker & Taylor)

Book cover: NASA Mission AS-506

NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owner’s Workshop Manual (50th Anniversary Special Ed.)  : an insight into the hardware from the first manned mission to land on the moon.

On 20 July 1969, US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the ‘space hardware’ that made it all possible. (Grand Central Pub.)

Book cover: One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap : the impossible mission that flew us to the moon / Charles Fishman.

Shares the story of the remarkable NASA scientists and engineers who created America's space program and fulfilled President Kennedy's mandate to put a man on the Moon before 1970. (Baker & Taylor)

Book cover: Rocket Men

Rocket Men : the epic story of the first men on the moon / Craig Nelson.

Recreates the story of the Apollo 11 moon mission through interviews, NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents. (Baker & Taylor)

 

 

**Bonus title!**

For those of you makers who would like to craft something to celebrate the occasion, here is a title just for you!

Book cover: Mini Knitted Cosmos

Mini Knitted Cosmos : over 40 wooly aliens, rockets, planets, and other astro-knits / Sachiyo Ishii.

Take your knitting to infinity and beyond and create an entire universe of cute and quirky cosmic toys. Bestselling author Sachiyo Ishii offers 40 adorable projects including astronauts, space shuttles, moon buggies, UFOs, rockets, planets and a whole host of astro-animals such as dogs, bears, kangaroos, bunnies and mice. There's no limit to the fun you can have with these cute mini knits! (Random House)