Did you know? The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is July 20.
Whether you are looking for homeschool resources, class materials, or after-school enrichment, you’ll find affordable resources here to help you learn about the the Apollo 11 moon landing and the history of space exploration with these fun titles for all ages! Find more trivia about the first moon landing and the first man on the moon at the end of this post!
Showing all 24 results
A Look Back at Modern History: 1960-1969$1.49 Add to cart
Apollo Missions Notebooking Journal$1.49 Add to cart
Draw and Explore Science: Space Exploration$1.99 Add to cart
Draw and Explore Science: Space Phenomena$1.99 Add to cart
Earth’s Sun and Moon and Their Patterns-Learning About Science, Level 4$2.99 Add to cart
Famous Astronauts Notebooking Journal$1.99 Add to cart
Famous Scientists Mini Quiz Pack: Galileo Galilei$1.49 Add to cart
Famous Scientists Mini Quiz Pack: Wernher von Braun$1.49 Add to cart
Galileo Galilei Coloring Book-Level B or Level C$0.99 Select options
Handwriting Practice in Space$0.99 Select options
Lunar Landing Coloring Book-Level A$0.99 Add to cart
Mission of Apollo 11 Coloring Book-Level B or C$1.99 Select options
Moon Terminology & Copywork$1.49 Select options
Print & Cursive Connections: Space$0.99 Add to cart
Space Exploration Coloring Book-Level B or C$2.49 Select options
Space Exploration: Puzzle and Quiz Pack$2.99 Add to cart
Sun Terminology & Copywork$1.49 Select options
The Solar System: Planets, Earth’s Moon & Constellations-Learning About Science, Level 2$2.49 Add to cart
The United States in Space Copywork Volume 1$2.99 Select options
The United States in Space Copywork Volume 2$2.99 Select options
Understanding Stars, Comets & Other Wonders of Space-Learning About Science, Level 4$2.49 Add to cart
Wonders of Space Notebooking Journal$1.49 Add to cart
Writing Prompts About Space$1.99 Add to cart
Writing Prompts Sampler$0.00 Add to cart
Learn more about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with these fun trivia facts!
Apollo 11 moon landing people trivia:
- The Apollo program landed a total of 12 astronauts on the moon from the first moon landing through the end of the program.
- Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon. He had previously served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Armstrong made his first space flight on Gemini 8 in 1966. He resigned from NASA in 1970 and went on to serve as professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati.
- Buzz Aldrin was the second person to step foot on the moon. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and piloted Gemini 12 in 1966. He resigned from NASA and returned to the Air Force in 1971.
- Michael Collins piloted the command module of Apollo 11, Columbia, on the mission. He served as an Air Force officer and later piloted Gemini 10 in 1966. He resigned from NASA in 1969 and went on to serve as the director of the Smithsonian Museum’s National Air and Space Museum.
- James Lovell, William Anders, and Fred Haise made up the Apollo 11 backup crew.
- Dr. Thomas Paine was the administrator of NASA during the Apollo 11 moon landing.
- Steve Bales and Jack Garman worked in Mission Control and were instrumental in landing the first man on the moon.
- President Nixon visited the crew while they were in quarantine.
- Margaret Hamilton led the MIT team who worked with NASA to write Apollo 11’s on-board flight software.
- Gene Kranz was the Apollo 11 flight director.
- Katherine Johnson was a leading mathematician at NASA and helped calculate where and when to launch Apollo 11.
Apollo 11 moon landing place trivia:
- The Apollo 11 mission launched from Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral), Florida.
- The lunar module, the Eagle, landed in the Sea of Tranquility on the moon.
- Splashdown happened about 900 miles (1,400 kilometers) west of Hawaii, where the USS Hornet picked them up.
- The crew was placed in quarantine and moved to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas.
- You can see the command module Columbia at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
- Neil Armstrong was born in Ohio.
- Buzz Aldrin was born in New Jersey.
- Michael Collins was born in Rome, Italy. His father was serving there in the United States Army at the time.
- New York City hosted a ticker tape parade in honor of the three astronauts and the first man on the moon upon their return.
Apollo 11 moon landing dates and number trivia:
- The Apollo program began in 1961 and ended in 1975.
- The three astronauts splashed down on July 24, 1969.
- The team stayed in quarantine for 21 days from the time they left the moon.
- Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930, and died August 25, 2012.
- Buzz Aldrin was born on January 20, 1930.
- Michael Collins was born on October 31, 1930.