National Moon Day

National Moon Day Quick Facts

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2021 DateJuly 20, 2021
2022 DateJuly 20, 2022
National Moon Day

National Moon Day History

National Moon Day celebrates when Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon in 1969. The moon landing inspired scientific research and was a symbol of human achievement. The space vessel that landed on the moon was called the Apollo 11. The Crew of the Apollo 11 included Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Once Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, he stated That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

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National Moon Day Facts & Quotes

  • The effort to send astronauts to the moon began when President John F. Kennedy said to congress on May 25, 1961: I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.
  • 600 million people around the world watched as Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon.
  • Nicknamed the genesis rock, the chunk of anorthosite rock brought back by an Apollo 15 astronaut from the moon was found to be about 4.5 billion years old.
  • Trips to the moon have returned with NASA’s latest plan, the Artemis program. Announced in 2020, NASA plans to once again land humans on the moon by 2024. Their goal this time is to establish a base to test space technologies. The base will also serve as a way station to Mars.

National Moon Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit your local planetarium. Using the telescopes there, you can view the cosmos and the world beyond Earth.
  • Learn more about NASA's Artemis program. NASA's return to the moon will use innovative technologies to help explore more of the lunar surface than ever before.
  • Watch a movie about the mission to the moon. Here are our suggestions:
    Apollo 11 (2019)
    First Man (2018)
    Hidden Figures (2016)

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