Four Videos for Rocketing to the Moon

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How do you get to the moon? From building a rover to crashing landing on the moon, these four videos will help you do your own moon walking. Find hundreds more videos illuminating moon expeditions in PBS LearningMedia.

NASA Ames Rocket to the Moon

NASA scientists in Mountain View built a spaceship that they deliberately crashed into the moon in 2009, sending up a 40-mile high cloud of debris.

Neil Armstrong | PBS World Explorers
Neil Armstrong was the leader of mankind's first mission to the moon, and the first to set foot on its surface. His words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," are now world famous.

NOVA: To The Moon | How Do You Get to the Moon?
This video, adapted from NOVA, details the three competing Apollo 11 mission plans considered for landing a manned spacecraft on the lunar surface and focuses on how the moon's low-gravity conditions and lack of atmosphere influenced the design and manufacture of the landing craft.

Roving on the Moon Challenge
Build a rubber band-powered rover that can scramble across the room in this activity from Design Squad Nation.