Tuesday, July 20, 2021, is National Moon Day and the 52nd anniversary of when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. The day is also to celebrate future launches into space, which you can learn about on NASA’s website here.
To celebrate National Moon Day, try one of the activities on the blog, STEMsational. They have links to activities like making moon dust and learning about the phases of the moon.
To make a mission like Apollo 11 a success, many people worked hard to come up with the right space suit, rocket, and more. You can learn about this in many books in the library including:
Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing by Dean Robbins; illustrated by Lucy Knisley
Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship by Susanna Leonard Hill; pictures by Elisa Paganelli.
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca.
Rocket to the Moon! by Don Brown.
Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson by Katherine G. Johnson