51st Anniversary of Apollo 11

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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. Ever since then historians and filmmakers have tried to capture the magnitude of that achievement. To honor the 51st anniversary of the moon landing, here are some books, movies and resources that document that extraordinary event.

Books

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 by James Donovan

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NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 1969 (including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5) Owners' Workshop Manual by Christopher Riley

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First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience by Rod Pyle

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Documentaries

Apollo 11

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Chasing the Moon

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8 Days:To the Moon and Back

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Websites

The Nasa Apollo 11 website includes video, audio and stories about the mission

Software developer Ben Feist created this website that allows you to experience the Apollo 11 mission as it happened.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has images and facts about Apollo 11