For a while I’ve had an idea for a nonfiction book I’d like to do, about how there were a lot more folks involved in the 1969 moon landing than just Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It was just an idea, though — I hadn’t done a lick of work on it.
But Catherine Thimmesh has. Yesterday morning I learned about her forthcoming book Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon. Here’s a piece of the publisher’s description:
…Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators.
Doesn’t that sound cool?