Andrew Chaikin and Alan Bean are a powerful team for introducing the Apollo program to a new generation. Few authors can compete with Andrew Chaikin when it comes to telling the stories of Apollo, and Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean is the only artist who can paint the Moon with the passion of personal experience. The combination of their talents has produced Mission Control, This is Apollo, a book that will appeal to a much wider audience than the targeted 9-12 age group.
LOOK TO THE STARS By Buzz Aldrin, Paintings by Wendell Minor
CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF SPACE EXPLORATION
2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon on July 20, 1969.
In LOOK TO THE STARS (G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 9780399247217; On sale May 14, 2009;
40 pages; Ages 6 up/Grades 1 up; $17.99) Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin – the second man to set foot on the moon — takes readers on a journey through the amazing history of the origins of flight and space exploration. Marvelous paintings by Wendell Minor bring the
journey to life.
What influenced Neil Armstrong to utter his famous words, “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind?” Could it have been the “forward step for all mankind” theme that Willis Shapley, a largely unknown figure at NASA, proposed to decision makers in February 1969? Exactly 40 years later, that is one of the topics that is explored in the acclaimed book “We Came in Peace for all Mankind: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Silicon Disc” by Tahir Rahman. Rahman, a space author, plans a book signing tour that kicks off at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum this summer.