TRAVELING INTO THE UNKNOWN
Exploring the Moon
The moon is made out of rocks and metals not green cheese. Most of the surface is covered with regality, a mixture of dust and rock debris produced by meteor impacts.
History of Exploring the Moon
Galileo drew the moon from observations in 1610 and described its surface as uneven and rough. On October 7, 1959 the soviet Luna 3 became the first spacecraft to take photographs of the moon. The first soft lunar landing was also done by Russia Luna 9, on February 3, 1966. Many rockets launched by U.S. failed to reach the surface of the moon. However, in 1969 the U.S. crew of Apollo 11 were the first humans to walk on the moon. To read about how it was to listen to the first broadcast in 1969, click here!
Members of the Apollo 11crew,
first humans to walk on the Moon.
Apollo Missions to the Moon
Apollo 1 - crew died in fire
Apollo 8 - first to take humans around the moon in orbit
Apollo 11 - first to land on the moon on July 20,1969
Apollo 13 - orbited the moon without a lunar landing due to an explosion in their oxygen tank
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