How We Got to the Moon:
The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure

How We Got to the MoonCrown Books for Young Readers, 2020, 264 pp., Hardcover. $29.99.

The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 40,000 unsung heroes — the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers — and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment. From the shocking launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik to the triumphant splashdown of Apollo 11, Caldecott Honor winner John Rocco answers questions about this world-altering mission. Each challenging step in the space race is revealed, examined, and displayed through stunning diagrams, experiments, moments of crisis, and unforgettable human stories. Explorers of all ages will want to pore over every page in this comprehensive chronicle detailing the grandest human adventure of all time! For ages 10 and up.

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