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

John Rocco (Author & Illustrator)
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Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks.

Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong's famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there?

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 400,000 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 every possible question 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!

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SKU 131065
ISBN 9780525647416
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 1170L
Page Count 264
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Middle Grade Nonfiction
Primary Contributor John Rocco
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Crown Books for Young Readers