Sunday is the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, a milestone in science for the United States and the world. Cobb County Public Library System has numerous items on space exploration, the lives of astronauts and related scientific topics for all ages.

HadfieldBookCoverNeilArmstrongItems added to the Cobb libraries’ collection in recent months include:

Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree, the NBC News reporter who has covered American space flights for more than half a century. The new book is based on extensive interviews of Armstrong, who was a very private person even after the July 20, 1969 moon landing.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield. The Canadian astronaut is known for his use of social media during outer space adventures, especially his performance of “Space Oddity” by David Bowie from the International Space Station.

Women in space: 23 stories of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures by Karen Bush Gibson. The Young Adult book features female pilots, scientists and physicians who soared into space.

Earth from Space, a DVD of the Nova documentary from PBS.

For additional items related to space exploration, search the library catalog using such search terms as NASA, manned space flight and space stations.

“Among the Stars” is the theme for the End of Summer Reading Celebration! on Saturday, August 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Switzer Library in Marietta. The library will be turned into a “spaceship” for the fun event. For information on the library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program, visit

Space Missions and Life on Earth
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