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How We Got to the Moon

Whether you’re trying to help a child at home engage in science or you’re just a fan of the space program, a virtual event hosted by the Cosmosphere may be just the ticket. 

At 10:00 am CST on December 18, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, John Rocco will discuss his book, “How We Got to the Moon,” and will also moderate a discussion with two other prominent space topic authors: Andrew Chaikin and Jonathan Ward. 

Public questions are encouraged during the discussion, which will stream live on Cosmosphere’s Facebook Page or register here on Zoom. 

“How We Got to the Moon” highlights the variety of jobs and skills represented in more than 400,000 men and women who made the Moon landing possible. Included are beautiful illustrations geared toward making the story interesting for readers age 8 and up. It is a 2020 National Book Award nominee, a Junior Library Guild Selection and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. 

All three authors’ books are available in the Cosmosphere Museum Shop and online at cosmo.org under the Museum Shop tab. Cosmosphere Members receive 20 percent off purchases through December 21 and can get a signed copy of Rocco’s book. 

See what Apollo Program Flight Director, Gene Kranz has to say about Rocco’s book

More about Cosmosphere: 

Featuring the largest combined collection of U.S. and former Soviet space artifacts —the Cosmosphere International Science Education Center & Space Museum in Hutchinson, KS—tells the story of the Space Race unlike any other museum! As Kansas’ only Smithsonian-affiliated museum, the Cosmosphere is the only place in the Midwest to boast a flown craft from all three early manned spaceflight programs (the Mercury Liberty Bell 7, the Gemini X and the Apollo 13 Odyssey). Find more at www.cosmo.org