Moon landing’s 40th anniversary

Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969.” — NASA’s “Apollo 40th Anniversary” web pages (Didn’t see it? You can watch NASA’s videos of the 1969 event).

Moon Landing coverAndersen Library has many related materials for children and adults. Search the library catalog for children’s materials such as the pop-up book Moon landing (2nd-floor Curriculum Collection, Oversize Juvenile Nonfiction, 629.45 Pla) and Buzz Aldrin’s autobiography Reaching for the moon (2nd-floor Curriculum Collection, Oversize Easy Book, E Ald). Carrying the Fire coverAdults may be interested in items such as the 29-minute NASA video The Eagle has landed (2nd-floor Browsing VHS, TL799 .M6 E2x), Michael Collins‘ autobiography Carrying the fire: An astronaut’s journeys (3rd-floor Main Collection, TL789.85 .C64 A33 1974), or The moonlandings: An eyewitness account (3rd-floor Main Collection, TL789.8.U6 A5844 2003).

New York Times newspaper image of moon landing articleThere also are many articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers about Apollo 11, and spaceflight in general. For example, read articles from the New York Times using the ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times database (pictured at right is part of the front page from July 21, 1969).

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding additional materials.

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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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One Response to Moon landing’s 40th anniversary

  1. DG says:

    So have we landed on the moon again since then? What’s taking so long?
    I heard a speech one time that the person believed we never really landed on the moon and that it was all a big set up. Not sure what to believe. What do you think?

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