The Lunar Probe, by Maxine Kumin, is from Halfway, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961.
To Beachey, 1912, by Carl Sandburg, is from Chicago Poems, Henry Holt and Company, 1916.
Heel & Toe to the End, by William Carlos Williams, is from Collected Poems 1938-1962, Volume II, New Directions Publishing Corp., 1953.
Ode for Orville and Wilbur Wright, by David Moolten, first appeared in The Southern Review (Winter 2001). The poem also appears in David Moolten's book Especially Then, 2005.
The Black Hole, by Robert Pack, is from Fathering the Map: New and Selected Later Poems, University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Vacation, by Rita Dove, originally appeared in The New Yorker, December 26, 1994.
Translated from Luna Habitabilis by Thomas Gray (1716-71)
Autobiography at an Air-Station, by Philip Larkin, is from Collected Poems, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner, by Randall Jarrell, is from The Complete Poems, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969, 1997.
Small Plane in Kansas, by Thom Gunn, is from Collected Poems, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982, 1994.