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Apollo 11 was launched to the moon (1969)

Apollo 11 was launched to the moon (1969)

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module “Eagle” on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC.

Apollo 11 was the fifth crewed mission of NASA’s Apollo program. The Apollo spacecraft had three parts: a command module with a cabin for the three astronauts, the only part that returned to Earth; a service module, which supported the command module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a lunar module that had two stages – a descent stage for landing on the Moon and an ascent stage to place the astronauts back into lunar orbit.

 

Activity Ideas:

  • Create your very own straw rockets to launch on the moon – here
  • Take an Out of this World Moon Quiz – here
  • Take a trip to the moon, with themed music and round foods, start with Rocket Man – here
  • How about Space Raiders and Flying Saucers for snacks?
  • Watch more about the moon landing with the clip – here