FIRST STEPS: HUMAN FOOTPRINTS on the MOON
In 1961, President Kennedy, issued a challenge that by the end of the decade, the United States would land a person on the Moon and return him safely to Earth. The Apollo program was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the NASA which succeeded in preparing and landing the first humans on the Moon from 1968 to 1972. In this course you will learn about the Apollo missions, a fantastic achievement of humanity. It was an achievement that connected and inspired people around the world. The Apollo missions began a new era of lunar science bringing back 382 kilograms (842 pounds) of Moon rocks and soil and the first scientist (a geologist!). Hands-on activities include word puzzles, designing a mission patch, orbiting marble, rocket launch, building your version of a lunar lander & rover and more.