Countdown--2979 Days to the Moon

Countdown--2979 Days to the Moon by Suzanne Slade is a history of the Apollo program. It begins with the tragic loss of the Apollo 1 crew in an on the ground fire in 1967, casting doubt on the program and the dream of reaching the moon. Unmanned missions follow as testing continues to ensure the safest way to launch a crew into space. Finally, manned spacecraft go farther, spacewalks happen and at the end of this exciting history there is one small step for mankind. And who knew that when Armstrong and his crew came home they were quarantined for 21 days due to fear of moon germs. (Non-Fiction)