The Moon is Earth's natural satellite. It is the only place in space that humans have set foot on beyond our own planet.

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    Calling Lovers of All Things Lunar September 22, 2022 AirSpace Season 6, Ep. 5: Sisters of the Moon July 14, 2022 Stephanie D. Wilson: On Her Way to the Moon? February 23, 2022 Ten Scientific Discoveries from the Apollo Missions November 12, 2021 Memento Moon: Some of What We’ve Left Behind November 09, 2021
    Events See all Events Learn more Stargaze at the Udvar-Hazy Center Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
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    Learn more Stargaze at the Udvar-Hazy Center Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
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    Learn more Moongaze on International Observe the Moon Night Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
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    Exhibitions See all Exhibitions
    Learn more Destination Moon National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC October 14, 2022 Learn more Kenneth C. Griffin
    Exploring the Planets Gallery
    National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC October 14, 2022
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    E.Z. Science: Studying Earth from Space

    Earth science is an important priority for NASA. To understand our planet’s climate and how it is changing we need to study the Earth from all angles.

    https://youtu.be/WpJT54UrM00 Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Satellites, Moon (Earth), Science, Space stations, Space

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: Shhh! Satellites

    Earth is trying to sleep but the Satellites keep bothering Earth with noisy signals. They are talking in all different languages and sending all kinds of information.

    https://youtu.be/idL6HgUInlY Grade PK, Grade 1, Grade K, Grade 2, Grade 3 Moon (Earth), Satellites, Space

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: Spaceport on the Moon

    Our three friends talk about plans to build a spaceport on the Moon. Then they build a habitat for Ruth's new pet hamster; Rocket; that has everything she needs; just like a Moon spaceport would.

    https://youtu.be/vbdqdZrSze8 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Human spaceflight, Moon (Earth), Rockets, Space stations

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    STEM in 30: Voyage to the Moon: 50 Years Ago and Today

    Hear from those involved with the Apollo program; and learn about the science behind getting to the moon. We will also take a look at the plans to head back to the moon in the near future.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qtSvWAiFKw Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Human spaceflight, Space, Spacecraft, Moon (Earth)

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    STEM in 30: At Home Astronomy: How You Can Observe the Night Sky

    No matter where you live; there are things to observe in the night sky. In this episode learn how you can become a night sky observer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YMhYIhVLqU Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Astronomy, Stars, Sun, Moon (Earth), Women

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    Lightning Lesson: 5 Fun Ways to View an Eclipse

    Don’t have solar glasses? Don’t worry. Here are five unique ways to view an eclipse; including using a cracker!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZACcYGx592U&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_VhRvL-NRicNDXd_8Q5iO2g&index=4 Astronomy, Moon (Earth), Space, Sun, Solar System

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    Publications See all Publications
    Learn more John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon Learn more Apollo 11: Artifacts from the First Lunar Landing
    Explore other subtopics Moon (Earth) Telescopes Sun Stars