Moon Mission: The Epic 400-Year Journey to Apollo 11

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Trying to encapsulate everything that went into the Apollo 11 moon landing mission is an enormous undertaking. Thousands of pages and millions of words have been written about it. How can Sigmund Brouwer possibly cover all the important aspects of the mission in fewer than 130 pages?

With parallel stories and economical use of words, that’s how.

Moon Mission takes us on a step-by-step journey alongside the Apollo astronauts for their incredible mission to put a man on the moon, opening each chapter one step closer to success as we learn about the mission prep, the obstacles they faced, and all the hard work it took to accomplish one of the greatest feats in mankind’s history.

But Brouwer cleverly touches upon many important historical developments that preceded the moon landing by playing a recurring “Who Am I?” game with the reader. Offering snippets from the lives of important scientists and contributors to the eventual success of the moon landing, Brouwer introduces the reader to names as varied as Lavoisier, Penzias and Wilson, Faraday, and Hamilton.

This is the perfect book for introducing younger readers to the science of the moon landing. Here’s hoping Brouwer tackles other scientific subjects and historical moments in the future.


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Author Sigmund Brouwer
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 128 pages
Publisher Kids Can Press
Publish Date 2019-05-07
ISBN 9781525300363
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Issue August 2019
Category History
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