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  1. What will you take and why? Answers will vary.
    1. Provisions for People: food, clothing, water, hygiene items, etc.

      Provisions for Spacecraft: fuel, spare parts, oxygen, etc.  

  2. What types of things do you need to consider in making your selections? (What types of constraints or restrictions do you need to be aware of?)
    Answers will vary. Some items to consider are the amount of cargo space available, weight, special conditions in space, etc.


  3. Who were the astronauts that first landed on the moon and when did it occur?
    Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., July 20, 1969


  4. What types of activities were part of their mission while on the moon?
    Some of the activities that were part of the mission to the moon were taking photographs, gathering various samples and measurements, deploying the Laser-Ranging Retroreflector, and conducting experiments such as the Solar Wind Composition experiment.


  5. Who was the first person to step foot on the moon and what did he say? (Hint: You will need to look somewhere other than the reading selection of this text but still in the same site.) Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon's surface and he said, " That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
    Apollo Mission

    Apollo 11

    2 degrees N
    23 degrees E

    Apollo 12

    3 degrees S
    23 degrees W

    Apollo 14

    3 degrees S
    17 degrees W

    Apollo 15

    25 degrees N
    3 degrees E

    Apollo 16

    10 degrees N
    15 degrees E

    Apollo 17

    20 degrees N
    30 degrees E
     (Note: Answers for latitude and longitude are approximations.)
  7. What is the significance of the moon landing for us today? How has it affected our lives? Answers will vary. The moon landing is significant for us today because it marks the momentous occasion when mankind was able to leave the earth and actually set foot on another planetary body. It still affects us because it launched a whole series of missions of exploration into outer space, including the building of space stations. It was the first step in perhaps a new set of possible solutions to the problems of today, such as overpopulation and limited resources.

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Aerodynamics Index
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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:48:25 PM EDT 2014

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