To the Moon and Back (Hardcover)

My Apollo 11 Adventure

By Buzz Aldrin, Marianne Dyson, Bruce Foster (Illustrator)

National Geographic Children's Books, 9781426332494, 16pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

List Price: 32.00*
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Description

In celebration of the Apollo 11 Mission's 50th Anniversary, experience the awe and excitement of humankind's first steps on the moon! In this exclusive, exquisite pop-up adventure, readers follow astronaut Buzz Aldrin's story as he encounters the "magnificent desolation" of Earth's only satellite firsthand.

Preeminent paper engineer Bruce Foster brings to life what it was like to blast off into space and take the first steps on the moon through intricate pop-ups and paper folds.

Including Buzz Aldrin's firsthand accounts of the mission, historical context, stunning images, and unique personal perspectives, this book is an informative and collectible work of art--perfect for budding astronauts and grandparents hoping to share their memories of the moon landing with the young explorers in their lives.


About the Author

BUZZ ALDRIN speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to expand the frontier of space. He has achieved hero status as a pioneering astronaut who first set foot on the moon during mankind's first landing of Apollo 11 and as a rocket scientist who developed the orbital rendezvous technique critical to America's moon landings and the Aldrin Mars Cycler.

MARIANNE DYSON is an award-winning author and former NASA flight controller. She has a degree in physics and became one of NASA's first women flight controllers during the early Space Shuttle program. She has won the Golden Kite Award and the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for her children's books. Her science articles and science fiction stories for adults and children have appeared in national magazines and anthologies. She has served as a technical reviewer for Scholastic and Enslow, and as a National Geographic Explorer.

Paper engineer extraordinaire BRUCE FOSTER has created over 40 pop-up books and has been called a "paper magic master."