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"Houston; this is] Apollo 11 ... I've got the world in my window." Imagine being far enough from the earth that it looks like a tiny blue circle. In July 1969; three men aboard the Apollo spaceship got to see just that on their way to the moon. The moon landing is an unforgettable episode in American history. For centuries; going to the moon had seemed like an interesting idea; but surely impossible. But as various technologies developed at a rapid pace in the mid-20th century; the impossible became possible. You've surely heard of Armstrong's famous words; "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." But there's probably a lot that you don't know. Get ready to discover the following: - The debate behind Armstrong's famous words - The adrenaline rush of the three astronauts when Apollo 11 launched - How the astronauts dealt with TV cameras to provide video footage - The complex responsibilities of managing a spaceship 50 years ago Even if you've heard recordings of Neil Armstrong's voice many times; when you immerse yourself in the dramatic events of July 1969; you'll unearth the significance and fascination of this famous historical event.
About the Author
Myra Faye Turner is a writer; poet; and children's books author. She was born and raised in Mobile; Alabama. She has spent most of her adult life in New Orleans; Louisiana where she currently lives with her young adult son; Tyler.