Messages on the Moon

Messages on the Moon

Friestad-Tate, Dr. Jill

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As people around the world celebrated man’s first steps on the moon, the astronauts of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission placed a silicon disc containing messages of goodwill from 73 different countries near their landing site on the Sea of Tranquility. Inscribed with the words, “From Planet Earth – July 1969,” the disc signified the first time humanity joined together in celebration. Messages on the Moon, a non-fiction picture book by Jill Friestad-Tate, illuminates the true story behind a little-known object that united the world in peace and hope.

Owner fun fact: This is published by Bookpress Publishing here in West Des Moines, Iowa!

About the author: Dr. Jill Friestad-Tate is a local author and professor who loves lists.  She uses them while writing, at work, and to keep her two boys’ schedules organized.