moon

The 50th Anniversaries of NASA's most historic missions happened within seven months of each other. On December 21st, 1968 Apollo 8 become the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth's moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. Then on July 20, 1969 the Apollo 11 spaceflight landed the first two humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle at 20:18 UTC

Picture Books About Outer Space

Star seeker: a journey to outer space by Theresa Heine, Victor Tavares

Stars! Stars! Stars! by written and illustrated by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Full Moon and star by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrated by Marcellus Hall

How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers

Stars by Mary Lyn Ray and ; [illustrated by] Marla Frazee

Moon Books

Picture books about the moon are a perfect choice for bedtime reading. If you're a fan of the classic story Goodnight Moon, give these other great books a try.

And if the moon could talk by Kate Banks; pictures by Georg Hallensleben

Papa, please get the moon for me by Eric Carle

Kitten's first full moon by Kevin Henkes

Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith; illustrations by Laura Dronzek

Moondance by written and illustrated by Frank Asch

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