On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon. What would it be like to travel to a place no one has ever been before? Who has been to the moon since Apollo 11 and the Eagle landed? Should we go back?
Find answers to these questions and more with help from CPL's Online Resources.
"Giant Leap for Mankind" by Fred Farrar
Chicago Tribune, July 21, 1969
Armstrong's famous line, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," was the headline of the Chicago Tribune on July 21, 1969. In fact, the whole front page was about this momentous event in U.S. history. Find out what it was like to walk on the moon and how they planted the flag that still flies today.
"To the Moon and Back" by Sandi Rivers
HistoriCool Magazine, April/May, 2015
Since the first moon landing, 10 more astronauts have walked on the moon's surface. Apollo 17 in 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon; it included Chicago native Gene Cernan. With all those missions to the moon, a few interesting things have been left behind there—find out what!
"Did NASA Fake the Moon Landing?" by Ray Villard
Astronomy, July 2004
Believe it or not, there are some people who don't believe that humans have been on the moon. This article gives a full review of all the theories and the facts to prove the moon landings really happened.
"A National Park on the Moon"
Scholastic DynaMath, January 2014
Would you visit a national park on the moon? That is the question the National Park Services and some lawmakers are considering. This article adds up the facts surrounding the out-of-this-world idea.
[Pro:] "Should the United States Go Back to the Moon?" by Leroy Chiao
[Con:] "Should the United States Go Back to the Moon?" by Robert Zubrin
U.S. News Digital Weekly, October 3, 2014
Should we go back to the moon? A former NASA astronaut and an aerospace engineer debate the pros and cons of whether the United States should try to go back to the moon.