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Fortieth Anniversary of Apollo 11: Commemorating the First Human Steps on the Moon
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites
Date Posted: 7/9/2009
In this website from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, students will find an array of resources relating to the first human exploration of the moon's surface. With a focus on the Museum's collection of objects relating to the Apollo 11 mission, this website gives students a unique view of the mission that took humans to the moon. The website is highlighted by a collection of Apollo 11 objects that students can comment on, an interactive timeline, videos relating to the mission, and a special Share Your Story section in which students can share their impressions of the exploration of the moon. Also included are links to other resources related to the mission.