This year was the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing. For many people who were at least school age in 1969, this was a landmark event. Ask and you will hear detailed memories of where they were and what they were doing. An incredible number of people watched the TV live coverage. A few lucky people went to Florida to watch the liftoff on the 16th day of July in 1969. The names Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins still ring in their minds as incredible explorers.
Buzz Aldrin wrote a children's book Reaching For the Moon. It is illustrated with paintings by Wendell Minor. In our sale (starting 5 pm on Thursday the 22nd of October), we have a copy signed by both Buzz Aldrin and Wendell Minor. I am hoping a fan of the space program hears about this great opportunity and buys this great piece of memorabilia.
We have a list of some of our special books posted on the Internet courtesy of some nice people in IT for FCPL. Visit our George Mason Friends page on the FCPL site. At the bottom of the page are links to those lists of special books. Buzz Aldrin's book is included in the Children's books. The adult list is also very interesting.