Aug 10, 2010

First Foot On The Moon

In 1969 the first three American astronauts landed on the moon in Apollo 11. 600 million people watched it on TV and they instantly became famous around the world.

Apollo 11 left America on the 16th of July and reached the Moon on the 20th of July. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, while Michael Collins remained on the main ship orbiting the moon. They stayed on the moon for 21 and half hours and returned to Earth on the 24th of July.

While they were on the Moon they collected 21 kg of lunar rock (moon rock). Which they brought back to Earth for scientist to research. The gravity on the Moon is only 1/3 of the gravity on Earthy, so the astronauts were able to jump further and higher.

Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong filmed their experience on the Moon and sent it back to Earth. Over 600 million people around the world watched them plant the American flag on the Moon.

Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins went to the Moon and became world famous.

Written By Jack Landreth, Finn Muller, TJ Lilly, Jack Jury, Luke Keen and Mr. Dyer

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