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Apollo 11

July 20 will be the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first space mission to put people on the moon.

Space Events:

  • July 25:  Apollo Mission Control Restoration
    7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Library Theater
    Sandra J. Tetley, a Historic Preservation Officer at NASA Johnson Space Center, will speak about the Apollo Mission Control Restoration Project. The Historic Mission Control at NASA was named to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1985 in recognition of its historical significance.  Mission Control monitored nine Gemini, all Apollo Moon missions and 21 space shuttle missions. These missions included the flight of Apollo 11 that first landed men on the Moon, the Apollo 13 mission that famously experienced an in-flight emergency and 40 other space missions.

New and Upcoming Books

Apollo 11:  The Inside Story by David Whitehouse
Apollo 11: The Moon Landing in Real Time
Carrying the fire : an astronaut's journeys by Michael Collins
First on the moon : the Apollo 11 50th anniversary experience
Moonbound : Apollo 11 and the dream of spaceflight
Moonfire : the epic journey of Apollo 11
One giant leap : the impossible mission that flew us to the moon
Picturing Apollo 11 : Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments
Rocket men : the epic story of the first men on the moon
Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11
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Educational Videos

Cover image for First man on the moon

First Man on the Moon
DVDE 629.454 FIR

In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon
DVDE 629.454 I357 2007

Cover image for The last man on the moon

The Last Man on the Moon
DVDE 629.450092 L3491 2016

Cover image for When we left Earth the NASA missions

When we left Earth the NASA missions
DVDE 629.45 W5674 2008 disc 1-2
DVDE 629.45 W5674 2008 disc 3-4


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