"It is no longer a dream. In the near future three men will blast off on man's greatest adventure in space..."
Coombs, Charles. Project Apollo: Mission to the Moon. New York: William Morrow and Co. (96 p.) 22 cm. Cloth, DJ. / New York: Scholastic Book Services. (75 p.) 20 cm. Softcover.
The softcover version of this book (from the Arrow Book Club) was one of my favorite books when I was 7 years old.
It was so cool to have this plan laid out so clearly. Plus it was illustrated with these black and white illustrations that looked almost like photographs (NASA Contractor paintings).
This was future that I was expecting to see. In fact the actual moon landing seemed predictable since i Had seem it illustrated and explained so many times.
On the other hand this illustration is so noble in composition that you can't help feel proud that we were trying to do something so difficult.
Here are the front and back covers of the soft cover. I love the quote on the back cover: "It is no longer a dream. In the near future three men will blast off on man's greatest adventure in space..."