This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Space Race – The Apollo Moon Landing Project. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides and to the presentation as you need to.
Surveyor 1 made the first United States soft landing on the Moon on June 2, 1966. It was an unmanned lunar landing craft that took pictures and gathered data about the moon to help prepare NASA for the manned lunar landing that was being planned. The Soviet Union had beat the Americans with this by landing their own unmanned craft on the moon, Luna 9, four months previously.
The Apollo was designed to go to the moon and back and did accomplish that feat in 1969, Apollo alos experienced both tragedy and triumph while completing 11 space flights and 12 astronauts walking on the moon.
Tragedy struck on January 27, 1967 when the entire crew of 3 astronauts, Gus Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger B. Chaffee, for the Apollo 1 mission suffocated to death from smoke inhalation during a cabin fire while in a launch pad test causing a redesign of the capsule for safety reasons.
History was made on July 20, 1969 when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin landed at the “Sea of Tranquility” and as Armstrong became the first human to step foot on the Moon, he proclaimed "That's one small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind."
Near tragedy struck again when the command module of Apollo 13 was ruptured by an explosion on April 13, 1970. The astronauts climbed into the lunar module and saved their lives by doing a slingshot around the Moon to speed up their return to Earth.
On January 5, 1972, President Richard Nixon announced the birth of the Space Shuttle program that was “designed to help transform the space frontier of the 1970's into familiar territory, easily accessible for human endeavor in the 1980's and '90's.” This would lead to a new era that would include 135 Space Shuttle missions.
The presentation covers the following:
Apollo Spacecraft Cutaway
Tragedy & Lessons Learned
Apollo 9 & 10
Apollo 11 – Moon Landing
Kennedy’s Dream Realized
This is of several power point presentations I offer in my store under the subject...... The Space Race