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United States Moon Landing Problem Set

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If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for these problems.

Consider the following scenario and respond to the questions. Be sure to provide an explanation and justification for your selection.

You have been chosen to be part of a team that is working on the program to send humans to the moon. It is your job to provide a list of supplies/materials that will be necessary for the people and the spacecraft to make a successful journey.
  1. What will you take and why?
    Provisions for People

    Provisions for Spacecraft

  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?)


    Now visit Apollo 11, read the selection about the moon landing, and answer the following questions.

  3. Who were the astronauts that first landed on the moon and when did it occur?


  4. What types of activities were part of their mission while on the moon?


  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.)

  7. Next you will view a lunar map of the various landing sites of the Apollo missions. To access the map click on the words "Landing Site" on the left of the web page. Then click on the Moon map to enlarge the image. For each of the Apollo moon landings (11-12, 14-17) estimate the latitude and longitude.

  8. Apollo Mission

    Apollo 11

    Apollo 12

    Apollo 14

    Apollo 15

    Apollo 16

    Apollo 17

  9. What is the significance of the moon landing for us today? How has it affected our lives?

Related Pages:
Worksheet History and Mission Index
Aerodynamics Index
Propulsion Index


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

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