Friday, January 02, 2009

Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

Subtitled How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon.
Published in 2006.
80 pages (including sources, notes, and a section "For Further Exploration").

This 2007-2008 Beehive Award Nominee in Informational is an awe-inspiring look at all those behind that the first walk on the moon in 1969.

Yes, three heroic men went to the moon; but it was a team of four hundred thousand people that put them there. They were the flight directors, controllers, planners, and engineers; the rocket designers and builders and technicians; the managers, supervisors, quality control and safety inspectors; the programmers, electricians, welders, seamstresses, gluers, painters, doctors, geologists, scientists, trainers, and navigators . . .

Apollo 11 is their story too. [page 7]



  1. This looks like a great book. I will have to check it out.

  2. I haven't heard about this book before, but I am a huge fan of all things Apollo. I'll have to check it out!