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First Man on the Moon

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First Man on the Moon

Earth & Space Science

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You will discover and learn the basic principles of space science. Explore Newton’s third law by setting your own celestial objects in motion while trying to avoid fiery collisions, not to mention also rescuing an astronaut on a space mission!

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Explain the history of astronauts traveling to the moon.

Everything You'll Have Covered

When were space probes first sent to the moon, and what information did they obtain?

~ Unmanned space probes were first sent to the moon in the late 1950s. The probes sent back photographs and other information about the moon.

What was significant about the Soviet Luna 2 mission in 1959?

~ The Soviet Luna 2 was the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the moon. It was a space probe that was unmanned.

Describe the details surrounding the first time man set foot on the moon.

~ On July 20, 1969, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin landed on the moon in the Apollo 11 rocket. Armstrong and Aldrin both set foot on the moon.

How did space travel continue after man's first visit to the moon?

~ After man's first visit to the moon in 1969, the Apollo program continued until 1972. During that time, the United States sent 10 more astronauts to the moon. Since then, only a few unmanned spacecraft have landed on the surface of the moon.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should have a general understanding of Apollo 11, moon, and spacecraft.
Course Earth & Space Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary Apollo 11, moon, spacecraft