July 20 will mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first space mission to put people on the moon. For this feature, we rounded up forthcoming, recent, and reissued adult and children’s books pegged to the watershed achievement, and spoke with the authors of five current titles.

Adult Books

Moonstruck: Books for the Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary
Narrative histories, memoirs, biographies, photo collections, and more bring space exploration down to earth for adult readers.

Reclaiming the Moon: PW Talks with Neil Clarke
The SF anthology 'The Eagle Has Landed,’ which Clarke edited, looks at 50 years of post–lunar landing fiction.

Hidden Figures No More: PW talks with Nancy Atkinson
Atkinson, author of ‘Eight Years to the Moon,’ discusses the legacy of Apollo 11.

Children's Books

A Galaxy of Stories: Books for the Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary
Children’s publishers celebrate the moon landing and other feats, both real and imagined, of space exploration.

Wonder and Excitement: PW talks with Seymour Simon
In ‘Destination: Moon,’ Simon, the author of more than 300 books for young readers, looks at the science and technology that made the lunar landing possible.

Co-piloting the Story: PW Talks with Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple
The mother-daughter authors discusses how their new picture book, 'A Kite for Moon,' went through several phases before lift-off.

A Year in Space: PW Talks with Scott Kelly
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly chronicled his high-flying adventures for picture book readers in 'My Journey to the Stars,' now available in Step into Reading editions.