In the News: Apollo 11, NASA, and a Walk on the Moon – 1969

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Week of July 20, 2009

News Item: Humans took their first steps on the moon forty years ago when U.S. astronauts Edwin E. Aldrin, Neil A. Armstrong, and Michael Collins blasted off into space during the Apollo 11 mission.

Pick up one of these titles to learn more about the Apollo Program, the ” space race,” and the history behind the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

*** See the end of this post for In the News items related to Frank McCourt and Walter Cronkite. ***

By Charles Murray and Catherine Bly Cox. South Mountain Books, 2004
Call Number: TL789.8 .U6 A558 2004

Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now
By Jonathan Allday. Institute of Physics Pub., 2000
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

“Before This Decade is Out–“: Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program
Edited by Glen E. Swanson. University Press of Florida, 2002
Call Number: TL789.8 .U6 A5187 2002

Exploring Space, Exploring Earth: New Understanding of the Earth from Space Research
By Paul D. Lowman. Cambridge University Press, 2002
Call Number: QE33.2 .R4 L69 2002 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

The First Men on the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11
By David M. Harland. Praxis Publishing Ltd., 2007
Call Number: Available online via SpringerLink

First on the Moon: A Voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Written with Gene Farmer and Dora Jane Hamblin. Little, Brown, 1970
Call Number: TL789.8 .U6 A516

For All Mankind (DVD)
Directed by Al Reinert. Criterion Collection, 1999
Call Number: TL789.8 .U5 K4 (At Jupiter)

The Illustrated History of NASA
By Robin Kerrod. Gallery Books, 1988
Call Number: TL788.5 .K47 1988

In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969
By Francis French and Colin Burgess. University of Nebraska Press, 2007
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Inside NASA: High Technology and Organizational Change in the U.S. Space Program
By Howard E. McCurdy. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993
Call Number: TL521.312 .M33 1993

The Invasion of the Moon, 1957-1970
By Peter Ryan. Penguin, 1971
Call Number: TL789 .U6 A5813 1971

Keeping the Dream Alive: Putting NASA and America Back in Space
By Michael C. Simon. Earth Space Operations, 1987
Call Number: TL789.8 .U5 S53 1987

The Living Universe: NASA and the Development of Astrobiology
By Steven J. Dick and James E. Strick. Rutgers University Press, 2004
Call Number: QH325 .D53 2004

Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age
By Greg Klerkx. Pantheon Books, 2004
Call Number: TL521.312 .K54 2004

Lunar Photographs from Apollos 8, 10, and 11
Compiled by Robert G. Musgrove. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1971
Call Number: QB595 .M88

Mission to the Moon: A Critical Examination of NASA and the Space Program
By Erlend A. Kennan and Edmund H. Harvey, Jr. Morrow, 1969
Call Number: TL789.8 .U5 K4

The Moon-Doggle: Domestic and International Implications of the Space Race
By Amitai Etzioni. Doubleday, 1964
Call Number: TL789.8 .U5 E8

NASA/Trek: Popular Science and Sex in America
By Constance Penley. Verso, 1997
Call Number: E169.04 .P45 1997

Of a Fire on the Moon
By Norman Mailer. Little, Brown, 1970
Call Number: TL799 .M6 M26

Outpost on Apollo’s Moon
By Eric Burgess. Columbia University Press, 1993
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Reinventing NASA: Human Spaceflight, Bureaucracy, and Politics
By Roger Handberg. Praeger, 2003
Call Number: TL521.312 .H345 2003

Return to Earth
By Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., with Wayne Warga. Random House, 1973
Call Number: TL789.85. A4 A3

The Soviet Space Race with Apollo
By Asif A. Siddiqi. University Press of Florida, 2003
Call Number: TL789.8 .S65 S49 2003

Space and the American Imagination
By Howard E. McCurdy. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997
Call Number: TL789.8 .U5 M338 1997

Space Policy in the Twenty-First Century
Edited by W. Henry Lambright. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
Call Number: TL789.8 .U5 S588 2003

Space Politics and Policy: An Evolutionary Perspective
Edited by Eligar Sadeh. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002
Call Number: TL789.8 .U5 S593 2002

Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program
By Donald A. Beattie. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
Call Number: TL789.8 .U6 A5186 2001 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

To the Moon (VHS)
Directed by Kirk Wolfinger. WGBH Video, 1999
Call Number: TL789.8 .U6 T684 1999 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Also In the News…


Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, dies ( August 19, 1930 – July 19, 2009)

Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
By Frank McCourt. Scribner, 1996
Call Number: E184 .I6 M117 1996

Teacher Man: A Memoir
By Frank McCourt. Scribner, 2005
Call Number: LA2317 .M36 A3 2005

‘Tis: A Memoir
By Frank McCourt. Scribner, 1999
Call Number: E184 .I6 M118 1999

Walter Cronkite, journalist and former CBS News anchor, dies (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009)

The Challenges of Change
By Walter Cronkite. Public Affairs Press, 1971
Call Number: PN4874 .C84 A5 1971

A Reporter’s Life
By Walter Cronkite. A.A. Knopf, 1996
Call Number: PN4874 .C84 A3 1993

Golda Meir (VHS)
Hosted by Walter Cronkite. CBS News Report, 1978
Call Number: DS126.6.M42 G64 1978 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Turning Points in the Debate on Abortion and Birth Control: Abortion and the Law (DVD)
Reported by Walter Cronkite. CBS Reports, 1965
Call Number: HQ767.5.U5 T8722 2003 (Boca Raton Media Center)