«This is one small step for a man…»

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On May 25, 1961, the USA president John F. Kennedy, challenged the nation to get astronauts to the moon by the end of the decade. To accomplish that goal the NASA created the Apollo program. As a result of this program a total of seven flights and 12 astronauts landed on the moon. Besides the objective of landing Americans on the moon, the program had other goals, such as, establishing the technology to accomplish other national interests in space and achieving superiority in space for the US.

The Apollo 11 was a launch that changed the history of spaceflights, as it was the first in landing two men on the moon. The spaceship launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969. The crew of the Apollo 11 mission was Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. More than 100 hours after the launching, Armstrong emerged to the lunar surface followed by Aldrin, they spent 22 hours, 36 minutes on the moon’s surface, collecting samples of lunar soil and rock and setting up several experiments.  

Part of the spaceship and the descending from the lunar module were broadcasted on TV worldwide and was watched for at least 600 million people. This event, definitely rocked history!

Vocabulary:

  • Launch: To throw or send off an object
  • Crew: A group of people with an activity in common
  • Surface: The external aspect of something
  • Broadcast: Transmit by radio or television

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Questionnaire:

  • How did this event change history? What do you think about it?

Welcome to this activity created by Learning Advisor Ms. Paulina Lopez from Polanco Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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