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Sunday, July 21, 2019

7 books to pick up to catch up on the story of Apollo 11 | Books - The Verge

Andrew Liptak, Weekend Editor for The Verge notes, A space race reading list.

Photo: Andrew Liptak / The Verge
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing is upon us, and in that time, there has been plenty of ink spilled about the implications, technical specifications, individuals, and historical significance of the mission. As with any big anniversary, publishers have seized the moment to release an entire library’s worth of new material about the history of the Apollo program, and there are a number of new books to check out if you’re interested in learning more about the mission.

These books cover a wide range of topics related to the mission: the actual Apollo 11 landing itself, but also the efforts of the thousands of engineers, scientists, administrators, and politicians who played a role.

Here are a bunch more to add to your reading list.
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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins narrates an adorable Google Doodle by Meghan Bartels, science journalist based in New York City.

Source: The Verge