How We Got to the Moon

The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure

As an astronaut during the Space Shuttle and International Space Station eras, I stood on the shoulders of these innovating pioneers.  This fascinating book illuminates the hard work and risks taken in service of one of the crowning achievements of our history in space.

SCOTT KELLY, Former NASA astronaut and commander of the International Space Station

This spectacular book is going to inspire future generations of problem solvers and dreamers, whether it is to venture back into space or to look more closely at the seemingly overwhelming challenges we confront right here on earth. Nothing short of stunning!

DAVID MACAULAY, Caldecott Medal winner and co-creator of the New York Times bestseller The Way Things Work.

John Rocco tells the story of the Apollo missions with the eye of an artist, the logic of an engineer, and the enthusiasm of a kid taking apart household appliances to see how they work. How We Got to the Moon is a book that that will raise our appreciation for the men and women who made the moon landings happen, and deepen our sense of just how remarkable those voyages really were.

BRIAN FLOCA, Author of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11