“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills…”
– President John F. Kennedy
Celebrating U.S. Space Exploration.
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” said American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong. It is crucial for schoolchildren to not only understand the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) connected to astronomy and space exploration, but also the basic historical facts and background knowledge to appreciate these momentous national achievements. To support this effort, we’re offering a variety of resources to help parents, teachers, and K-12 students: