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.
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.
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.
The homepage of NASA's site is the front door to this enormous internet resource.
BooksThe 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.
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.
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