How We Got To the Moon*


Author: John Rocco


Illustrator: John Rocco



Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong’s famous first steps on the moon, but what did it really take to get us there? This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes—the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers—and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment. From the shocking launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik to the triumphant splashdown of Apollo 11, John Rocco answers every possible question about this world-altering mission. Your young explorers will want to pore over every page in this comprehensive chronicle detailing the grandest human adventure of all time! Ages 10 and up. 256pp.