Home Learning 02-05-2008

02 May

For this week’s home learning I want you to research the first manned moon landings. Who was involved? When was it? Were there any problems? Record your findings however you would like – you may want to post what you discover as a comment. Connected to this is your Talk Topic. Ask your family what their memories of the day when man first landed on the moon were. You could comment about these on the blog too, or perhaps even record them as sound files?


Posted by on May 2, 2008 in Information


12 responses to “Home Learning 02-05-2008

  1. AMR

    May 3, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Who was involved?
    There where 3 men involved Neil Armstrong,michael collins and Edward “Buzz” Aldrin.
    when was it?
    it was in 1969 july 21st
    was there a problem?
    there wasn’t a problem with the space shuttle but a lot of people still believe that it was a hoax.

  2. SK

    May 5, 2008 at 8:29 am

    The first man on the moon was Neil Armstrong, an American. He first stepped onto the moon on 20th July 1969. He was in a spaceship called Apollo 11. A small bit of the spaceship called the “Eagle”. was also used. He stayed on the moon for 2 hours and 31 minutes, as he took photos and soil samples. As he put his first foot on the moon he said ” That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. He planted the American flag.
    He described the moon surface as being like powdered charcoal.
    There were no problems, except trying to show this on TV to viewers. When Armstrong returned to America he had to be put in quarentine. This means he had to be checked to see if he had carrried any disease back from the moon.

    My parents have no memory of this landing as they were not born yet!

  3. AD

    May 6, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    The Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong, Commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and , Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.

    On July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon.
    He said the historic words, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

    To walk on the moon’s surface, the astronauts needed to wear a space suit with a back mounted, portable life support system. This controlled the oxygen, temperature and pressure inside the suit.

  4. dp

    May 6, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Apollo 11 was the first space mission to actually land on the moon.
    It landed on the 20th of July 1969 after a four day flight. There were three men in the crew, Neil Armstrong, Edward Aldrin and Michael Collins.
    Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon’s surface. As he stepped off the ladder he said.”one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” What he should have said was “one small leap for man, one giant step for mankind” but nobody minds now.
    My Daddy was six years old at the time and has a memory of being told to sit down in front of the TV, be quiet and watch.

  5. DW

    May 7, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    On the 21st of July at 0256 GMT Neil Armstrong stepped on to the moon. He said” That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!” Buzz Aldrin steped on the moon twenty minutes later. They took soil samples and photos and planted the american flag. Michael Collins was in the main spacecraft and they all returned to earth on the 24th July. They had to stay in quarantine for 21 days in case they had brought back any illnesses with them. Funding for space exploration went down after man had been to the moon. Daddy was only two at the time and was too young to remember it. Mummy helped me write this (she wasn’t born in 1969).

  6. PCW

    May 7, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    The first man on the moon was an American called Neil Armstong and there were two other men involved called Michael Colins who was the pilot and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin. It took place on the 21st of July 1969. There were no problems at all but Michael Collins (pilot) stayed in the Apollo 11 (the rocket) just in case there was a disaster. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent a total of 21 hours on the Moon, two-and-a-half of them outside the landing module. My Dad was on a camping holiday in Spain with his brothers and parents. He was 11 years old and he listened to it live on the radio with his Dad and second eldest brother.

  7. w j

    May 7, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Neil Armstrong, Edward Aldrin (Buzz was his nickname) and Michael Collins were the three members of crew riding the Apollo 11 destined for the Moon.

    There was no problem with Apollo 11 but three men nearly died when Apollo 13 lost power in the middle of their trip to the moon.

    The crew of Apollo 13 had to let the moon’s orbit pull them around the moon and catapult them back to earth. Luckily they all survived.

    Neil Armstrong said the famous words as he walked down the steps onto the moon,
    ‘One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’ From the moon buggy, they collected moon rocks and moon sand which they brought back to earth to study.

    The date was 20th July 1969. My mummy was nearly 3 and my dad was 8. It was nearly 39 years ago.

    Here is a link to short film about the first men landing on the moon.

  8. OA

    May 7, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I saw lots of space shuttles including Apollo 11 when i went to America to visit Nasa. The first person to land on the moon was Neil Armstrong. I saw the launch pad where it blasted off. When they landed they where running low on fuel.

  9. N.A

    May 7, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    It was at 9.32 am on July 16th 1969 when Apollo 11 launched off. The rocket broke apart and then the Eagle landed 103 hours later. Neil Armstrong got out and collected 44 pounds of rocks and soil samples with his friend Edwin Aldrin.
    My Nanny and Grandad said that they watched the first landing on the moon while they were in bed in the middle of the night and it was quite exciting. They said that the picture was a bit fuzzy though.

  10. mrcobbsclass

    May 7, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Great Home Learning guys! Have a look at the link to the film on WJs comment, its very interesting.
    PCW – it must have been very exciting for your Dad to hear it all happening on the radio. Can you imagine listening to that for the first time?

  11. IG

    May 8, 2008 at 7:32 am

    The first man to walk on the Moon was Neil Armstrong, it was on 20 July 1969 at 2.56am, he was the commander of a space rocket called Apollo 11, which left Earth on 16 July. With him were Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, who was the next man to walk on the Moon and he drove the Lunar Module (Eagle) and Michael Collins, who was the pilot of the Command Module (Columbia ), he stayed in orbit. They did experiments, took some photographs, put up an American flag and brought back some pieces of moon rock. They all came back to Earth on 24 July in a special capsule that landed in the sea and was picked up by a ship.

    Neil Armstrong said, when he stood on the Moon, “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”

    My Daddy said that he watched the landing on the television, he thinks at school, he was 8 years old.

  12. JL

    May 8, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Millions of people had looked at the moon and wondered what it was like. Then in July 1969 Neil Armstrong became the very first person to land there. It would have been very scary but it would have been very exciting. The first words he said were “one small step for man but one giant leap for mankind”.

    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin must have been happy walking on the moon but scared about getting back safely to Earth. They and their colleague Michael Collins who was in the module must have been very brave.


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