Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Eagle Has Landed (1970)

Unfortunately I was out of town when Neil Armstrong died on August 25, 2012 so I didn't get to post about it. His deeds and those of the Apollo 11 crew were a huge influence on my life and dreams.  So this posting is dedicated to Neil.  He would have liked this one, just the facts, no hype. The wonderful paintings are almost impressionistic in their simplicity.

Martin, Jr., Bill. Illustrated by Aloise, Frank. The Eagle Has Landed. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc. (32 p.) 17 cm. 1970



  1. this is marvellous, all the more so as the style of illustration is very different to the realism which was the norm for [western] space books at the time.

  2. Note, "July 21, 1969" The original time table for Apollo 11 had the moonwalk set for the day following the landing.