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Transcript of Space Disasters
The first person on the moon was Neil Armstrong. He was born on August 5th 1930. He was a naval aviator from 1949-1952. He joined 'NACA' in 1955.
Apollo 11 was the first manned space shuttle that landed on the moon carrying Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. It took off on July 20th 1969 at 8:18pm.
COOL FACTS ABOUT NASA
Neil Armstrong’s NASA application was late by a week. If it weren’t for his friend who secretly slipped his application it into the pile, he would have been rejected.
NASA stands for:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Background Information -
It was founded on 29th July 1958 by Dwight Eisenhower who was the 34th president of the United States .
Their first crewed program (a shuttle with people in it) was the Mercury program . It started in 1959, and ended in 1963 . It was a successful trip.
NASA used to be called Naca which stood for National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Over the course of 17 years, he was an engineer, test pilot, astronaut and an administrator. He died on August 25th 2012.
Neil Armstrong left his boots on the moon as a symbol that he was there.
The space suits in Apollo 11 were made by little old ladies like the ones in the shreddies adverts!
They landed on the Mare Tranquilitis (Sea of Tranquility) which is a big dark patch on the right hand side of the moon
They are the most well-known astronomy company in the England.
A toaster contains a more powerful computer than the one used by NASA to send astronauts to the moon.
In 2008 NASA teamed up with Speedo to make the most drag resistant swimsuit ever.
It was so successful that some swimmers were actually banned from using it in many competitions.
NASA's goal is to have humans on Mars by some point in the 2030s
NASA can pay you to lay in bed for months at a time so they can study the effects of prolonged weightlessness.
They can pay up to £11,000 and all you have to do is lie in bed and watch TV or read or work on a computer or anything!