Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012) was the first person to walk on the moon. He commanded NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, which took off on July 16, 1969. Armstrong and Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr., landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, in the lunar module (landing in the Mare Tranquillitatis), while Michael Collins orbited the moon in the command module. Upon his first step on the moon, Armstrong said, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Armstrong and Aldrin explored the Moon’s surface for about 2 hours. Years earlier, in 1966, Armstrong and David R. Scott performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space on the Gemini 8 mission.
Read all about the race to land the first human being on the Moon!
Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the Moon.
Buzz Aldrin was the second person to set foot on the Moon.
Michael Collins orbited the Moon while Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the lunar surface.
Learn about the life of Neil Armstrong (1930-2012).
A variety of activities on Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, and the Moon.
Fill in the blanks in this short biography of Neil Armstrong
Fill in the blanks in this passage about the first manned journey to the Moon.
One-month moon phases calendar page to print – horizontal or vertical orientation. Students can observe and draw the phases of the moon for a month.
Color the moon, including its inner structure.
Color the Moon and the Earth.
Take a short quiz on the moon.
An interactive puzzle on the moon.
Rhymes, information, and printouts on the moon.
Answer eight multiple choice questions on the definition of moon – a lesson in using a dictionary. Answers.