First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience
In honour of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission, this lavishly illustrated book — featuring stunning images and previously unpublished documents — tells the incredible story of the first men on the moon. Acclaimed science author Rod Pyle (Missions to the Moon) returns with a beautiful and insightful book commemorating the Apollo 11 mission. First to the Moon tells the incredible story of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins with compelling firsthand accounts and a strong, suspenseful narrative. Pyle spent years combing NASA archives and private collections for memorabilia from the mission, including previously unpublished materials. With everything from accessible explanations of technical problems to reproductions of the original 1969 documents, this gorgeously designed volume fully immerses the reader in the Space Age. About the Author Rod Pyle is a prolific science writer and historian who has written extensively on the US space program, including several Sterling titles (Missions to the Moon, 2009; Blueprint for a Battlestar, 2016). He works as a writer for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is a frequent speaker at science and technology conferences. He has researched the Apollo landing extensively, and has created an experiential learning program based on the leadership and management of the Apollo project for the Johnson Space Center. Pyle has written and produced numerous science documentaries, including Modern Marvels: Apollo 11, for the History Channel. He has made numerous media appearances, including for PBS, NPR, and the Washington Post, and is a frequent contributor to Space, LiveScience, NBC News Online, Yahoo News, the Huffington Post, and more. Pyle is the senior editor for Ad Astra, a publication of the National Space Society.