Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

By Catherine Thimmesh

Recommended Age: 10 — 12
Type: Juvenile Non-Fiction

Recommended by Sibert Medal 2007

Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the cap-sule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engi-neers, and navigators. Culled from direct quotes from the people behind the scenes, the whole story of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing emerges.