Eight Days Gone in sparse, rhyming text tells the story of the eight days the Apollo 11 astronauts were gone from earth. It started on July 16, 1969, with the launch of a Saturn V rocket from the Kennedy Space Station in Florida. The journey ended 8 days later with parachutes over the Pacific Ocean.
Eight Days Gone is a unique book, appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers that introduces space exploration as both science and history with "much to learn".
Neil Armstrong died recently. He made "a giant leap for mankind" on July 20, 1969, as the commander of Apollo 11 and the first human to set foot on the moon.