40 Years Ago – Apollo 1

In five days, it will be the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. On July 20 1969, the first man from this planet stepped onto the surface of the Moon. That man was Neil Armstrong. He was followed twenty minutes later by Buzz Aldrin. In orbit about the Moon, in Apollo 11’s CSM, waited Michael Collins.

Over the next five days I will be posting reviews of books about Apollo 11. The schedule looks like this:

16 July: Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual, Dr Christopher Riley & Phil Dolling
17 July: Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys, Michael Collins
18 July: Return to Earth, Buzz Aldrin
19 July: First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong, James Hansen
20 July: First on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins

Also on 20 July, around noon GMT, I will be posting something special.

However, to – ahem – launch this blog’s own celebration of the anniversary, here is a bibliography of books about the Apollo programme, by year of publication. There are far too many books on the subject to list them all, so I have had to pick and choose. Some of the books I own, some of them I have even reviewed here (these will be linked). You might also want to check this post for books published this year on Apollo 11 and the Moon Landing.

A Select Apollo Bibliography
Caidin, Martin. By Apollo to the Moon(1963)
Cooper, Henry SF. Apollo on the Moon (1969)
Ryan, Peter. The Invasion of the Moon 1969 (1969)
Gurney, Gene. Americans to the Moon: The Story of Project Apollo (1970)
Mailer, Norman. Of a Fire on the Moon(1970)
Collins, Michael. Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys (1974)
Cortright, Edgar. NASA SP–350 Apollo Expeditions to the Moon(1975)
Hurt III, Harry. For All Mankind(1988)
NASA SP–4205 Chariots for Apollo: The NASA History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft to 1969 (1989)
Murray, Charles & Catherine Bly Cox. Apollo: The Race to the Moon (1989)
Shepard, Alan & Deke Slayton. Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon (1994) Review here.
Chaikin, Andrew. A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts (1995)
Hall, Eldon C. Journey to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Guidance Computer (1997) Review here.
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 8: The NASA Mission Reports (1998)
Allday, Jonathan. Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now (1999)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 7: The NASA Mission Reports (1999)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 9: The NASA Mission Reports (1999)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 10: The NASA Mission Reports (1999)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports Vol 1 (1999)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports Vol 2 (1999)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 12 : The Nasa Mission Reports (1999)
Zimmerman, Robert: Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8 (1999)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 13: The NASA Mission Reports (2000)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 14: The NASA Mission Reports (2000)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 15: The NASA Mission Reports Vol 1 (2001)
Kelly, Thomas J: Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module (Smithsonian History of Aviation & Spaceflight) (2001)
Lindsay, Hamish. Tracking Apollo to the Moon (2001)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports Vol 3 (2002)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 16: The NASA Mission Reports Vol 1 (2002)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 17: The NASA Mission Reports Vol 1 (2002)
Reynolds, David West. Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon (2002)
Sullivan, Scott. Virtual Apollo (2002) Review here.
Sullivan, Scott. Virtual LM (2002)
Schyffert, Bea Usmaa. The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins (2003)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo 12: The NASA Mission Reports Vol 2 (2004)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo Spacecraft News Reference (NAA Command/Service Manual) (2005)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo Spacecraft News Reference (Lunar Module) (2005)
Smith, Andrew. Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth (2005)
De Groot, Gerard. Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest (2006)
Harland, David M. The First Men on the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 (2006)
French, Francis & Colin Burgess. In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (2007)
Godwin, Robert. The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook (2007) Review here.
Godwin, Robert. Apollo Advanced Lunar Exploration Planning (2007)
Godwin, Robert. Apollo Training (2007) Review here.
Heiken, Grant & Eric Jones. On the Moon: The Apollo Journals(2007)
Woods, David. How Apollo Flew to the Moon (2007)
Harland, David M. Exploring the Moon: The Apollo Expeditions (2008)
Mindell, David A. Digital Apollo (2008)

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3 Responses to “40 Years Ago – Apollo 1”

  1. Cliff Burns Says:

    That's an impressive bibliography and how nice to see a guy taking his obsession so seriously. Thanks for making a real effort to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11…and for putting together some learned and entertaining posts on all things spacey. Keep up the fine work.

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