Celebrate National Moon Day!
Commemorate the day that Neil Armstrong awed the world when he visited this mysterious place. There is where he planted the American Flag. Apollo 11 was the spacecraft that transported Mr. Armstrong to the moon. The mission was 8 days. His task was to gather lunar surface samples to return to Planet Earth. He also took many pictures of the Moon’s terrain.
The moon is a large celestial body. It is made of rock and metals. The moon causes tides in the ocean. It is considered a satellite. How was the moon created? Well there is one theory that Mars collided with Earth billions of years ago, and that collision broke a part of earth off that was thrust into space causing a big pile of debris. This debris was trapped by Earth’s gravity and ended up in orbit. This debris came together in one form creating the big bright ball we see in the sky today.
A Space Celebration will take place at the United States Air Force Museum between July 22-August 7, 2021 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 15. Click here for details.
To learn more about the Moon, read these articles:
- How Big is the Moon?
- How Far is the Moon?
- What is the Temperature on the Moon?
- Interesting Facts about the Moon
- How Moon Phases Work
- Humans on the Moon
- Neil Armstrong: First Man on the moon
The library also has lots of material (ebooks, books, videos & more) available for checkout to library cardholders:
Moon by Beck Noelle
Moon by Lynn Stone
Moon: Earth’s Satellite by Julie Lundgren
Moons by William B. Rice
The Moon by Bert Wilberforce
The Moon: A Beginner’s Guide to Lunar Features and Photography by James Harrop
The Art of NASA: The Illustrations That Sold the Missions by Piers Bizony
NASA and the Astronauts by Lisda Amstutz
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Neil Armstrong by Patricia Crété
Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon by Alex Woolf
Rocket Men by Robert Kurson
One Giant Leap by Charles Fishman
To the Moon! by Jodie Shepherd
The Moon: A Planet in our Solar System by Jason Hill
Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree
Neil Armstrong: The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon by Charles River Editors