One novel on his list:
From Earth to the Moon, by Jules VerneRead about the other nine Moon journeys on Mullan's list.
American gun-enthusiast Impey Barbicane makes a wager that he can design a canon that will fire men from the Earth. After much argument and calculation, the huge gun is sited on a hill in Florida (not far from the present-day Nasa space centre). Michel Ardan (a French adventurer and Verne's representative) joins two Americans on the successful trip.
Also see a five best list of insider accounts of the Apollo moon landings and Ted Gioia's list of six great moon novels.