Chaikin, Andrew and Alan Bean Mission Control, This is Apollo. 105 p. Viking (Penguin), 2009. $23.99. With all kinds of insider information, this book details each of the seventeen Apollo missions. There are lots of photos in the book, but there are also beautiful paintings by Alan Bean, one of the astronauts on Apollo Twelve. While this may be a coffee table book, and certainly would be a fabulous gift for any space lover, it is also a great one of a school library. MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher.