On July 20, 1969, the Lunar Landing Module of the Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon and astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on non-Terran soil. If you're fascinated by man's trip to the moon, the San Antonio Public Library can help you trace the footsteps of that historic journey.
For a look at the technology and engineering behind the project, check out the DVD series Men on the Moon.
A glimpse of the behind-the-scenes politics can be found in Piers Bizony's The Man Who Ran the Moon: James E. Webb and the Secret History of Project Apollo.
Two Mercury astronauts, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton, offer their perspectives on the space program in Moon Shot: the Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.
Children can learn some of the history of manned moon travel in Apollo 11: First Moon Landing by Michael D. Cole, or Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca.
Visit NASA's official website http://www.nasa.gov/ for more information on the U.S. space program.
And, of course, ask your librarian for suggestions on where to look for great reads on this fascinating subject.