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The Moon (02:50)


For centuries, scientists knew the moon was the closest celestial body to Earth. The moon rotates on its axis and around the Earth; the moon has four phases.

The Apollo Project (03:02)

The Soviet Union and America were in a Space Race in the 1950s and 1960s. Apollo was NASA's program to send a man to the moon. Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969.

Man on the Moon (02:00)

Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon on July 20, 1969. They conducted experiments and took photographs and samples.

The Return Journey (01:50)

Apollo 11 returned to earth on July 24, 1969. Moon rocks were analyzed by scientists, who learned more about the origins of the moon.

Summary (01:43)

The moon goes through four phases during its 28-day orbit around the Earth. NASA sent astronauts to the moon as part of the Apollo program.

Credits: Moon Conquest (00:48)

Credits: Moon Conquest

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Moon Conquest

Part of the Series : Just the Facts History of Science Series
3-Year Streaming Price: $99.95



This program covers the 1969 moon landing, which fulfilled humankind’s dreams of venturing into space. Learn about the moon: its definition, characteristics and phases, and eclipses. Also, learn about NASA and the Apollo Project, Sputnik, Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Michael Collins, the Saturn V rocket, man’s first footprints on the moon, and the journey back to earth.

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: BVL155073

Copyright date: ©2013

Closed Captioned

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