July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon.
Kennedy famously challenged the nation in 1961 to land a man on the moon by the end of that decade. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969 as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission.
Check out the display in the Library that commemorates this momentous occasion from five decades ago. Here are some resources that will help you celebrate or learn more about this milestone:
- American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley 629.4 BRINKLEY
- Apollo’s Legacy : Perspectives on the Moon Landings by Roger D. Launius 629.45 LAUNIUS
- The Book of theMoon : A Guide to Our Closest Neighbor by Maggie Aderin 523.3 ADERIN-POC
- First on the Moon : the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience by Rod Pyle OVER 629.454 PYLE
- The Moon: A History for the Future by Oliver Morton 523.3 MORTON
- Moon: An Illustrated History from Ancient Myths to the Colonies of Tomorrow by David Warmflash 523.3 WARMFLASH
- Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm 629.454 FETTER-VOR
- Moon Rush: The New Space Race by Leonard David 629.454 DAVID
- Moonshot: What Landing a Man on the Moon Teaches Us About Collaboration, Creativity, and the Mind-set for Success by Richard Wiseman 158.1 WISEMAN
- Shoot for the Moon : The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 by Jim Donovan 629.454 DONOVAN
- Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age by Rod Pyle 629.4 PYLE
- Spaceflight : The Complete Story, from Sputnik to Curiosity By Giles Sparrow OVER 629.41 SPARROW
- Apollo 11 [videorecording (DVD)] DVD 629.454 APOLLO 11
From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA₂s most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
The above lists several events and celebrations from coast to coast.
-Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services Librarian