The Legacy of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

July 20th marks the 51st anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the first human exploration of Earth’s Moon. On the occasion of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon, we look back on the extraordinary achievement, and the digital resources you can use to teach and learn about this otherworldly accomplishment.

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On a vast, ashy plain near the Moon’s equator, northwest of a looming crater called Theophilus, sits a strange object, alien to the lunar environment. Contrasted with the dull, finely powdered rock around it, its metallic shape must stand out. 

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