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Lunar Exploration at the National Space Science Data Center
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_25th.html
A great introduction to the moon and the moon-landing program, NASA's Lunar Exploration provides a timeline, summaries of the missions, fact sheets, information on "moon trees," and more.

USGS Flagstaff Field Center Home Page
http://wwwflag.wr.usgs.gov/
The Web site of USGS's Flagstaff Field Center is a valuable resource for learning more about many of their diverse projects and activities. Read about their involvement with the Mars Pathfinder and check out their impressive image library which includes stunning photography of the earth, moon and much more.

Lunar Surface Journal
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/main.html
A real treasure within NASA's site, the Lunar Surface Journal contains transcripts of communications between Apollo astronauts and ground controllers, along with commentary, Real Audio sound files, and QuickTime video clips. Also on the site is an impressive collection of background information, a video and still image library, biographies of the crew members, flight plans, and more.

Apollo 11 - 25 Years Later
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo11.html
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the moon landing, NASA has compiled highlights of still photographs and sound files onto one page.

The History Place - Apollo 11
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/apollo11/index.html
Using pictures and sound files, the History Place tells the story of Apollo 11.

Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-4214/contents.html
NASA offers the text of W. David Compton's book, which tells the story of the Apollo program.

Exploring the Moon
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/moon.html
The Lunar and Planetary Institute has put together a wealth of information, including facts and images from every mission to the moon—from the American Apollo to the Russian Luna—to missions of the future.

NASA Homepage
http://www.nasa.gov/
The homepage of NASA's site is the front door to this enormous internet resource.


Books
The Last Man on the Moon by Eugene Cernan with Don Davis. St. Martin's Press, 1999.
A candid, highly personal, and sometimes harrowing account of his voyages aboard Gemini 9, Apollo 10, and Apollo 17 by Gene Cernan, one of only three men who journeyed to the moon twice. See our excerpt, Last Man on the Moon.

Countdown: A History of Spaceflight by T.A. Heppenheimer. John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
This comprehensive book by a veteran science writer covers everything from the liquid-oxygen rockets of the 1940s to the International Space Station, and everything in-between.

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin. Viking, 1994.
A lively account of the Apollo program, chock full of nail-biting anecdotes from the astronauts as well as people on the ground, including the astronaut's wives.

Origin of the Moon Edited by W.K. Hartmann, R.J. Phillips, and G.J. Taylor. Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1986.
This fat volume collects over 30 papers from a seminal conference on selenology (study of the moon's origin) held in Kona, Hawaii in 1984. All the leading theories for the birth of our satellite are discussed in detail.

Moons and Planets, 4th Ed. by William K. Hartmann. Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1999.
Complete with a CD-ROM offering a "Voyage Through the Solar System," this college textbook is for those who want to delve deeper into an understanding of our solar system and even beyond. Each chapter includes a summary, a list of concepts discussed in the chapter, and both standard and advanced problems.

Full Moon, by Michael Light. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.
Relive the journey of the Apollo astronauts in this mesmerizing volume. Michael Light has compiled 129 stunning, rarely-seen photographs using new scanning technology and a beautifully artistic sense of design.


Special Thanks
Mike Gentry, NASA Media Resource Center
USGS Astrogeology Program
Mika Holliday
Rush DeNooyer
Geoff Little
David Espar
Adrienne Wasserman, USGS
Rebecca Oliver, St. Martin's Press
Kelly Beatty
James Donald
Brent Willey


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Christine Chan, Intern
Kim Ducharme, Senior Designer
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Rob Meyer, Production Assistant
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Peter Tyson, Producer


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