Moon Day

When Neil Armstrong stepped down onto the moon’s cratered surface with the words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, ” every nation on earth seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief. National Moon Day celebrates not only the historic lunar landing on July 20, 1969, but the day also reminds us of the uphill slog to get the space program literally off the ground. 

Earth's Moon

Earth's Moon is the only place beyond Earth where humans have set foot. The Latest Exploration Extended for 8 Planetary Science Missions The brightest and largest object in our night sky, the Moon makes Earth a more livable planet by moderating our home planet's wobble on its axis, leading to a relatively stable climate. It also causes tides, creating a rhythm that has guided humans for thousands of years. The Moon was likely formed after a Mars-sized body collided with Earth.  

The History Of The Moon Landing

On 20 July 1969, the world watched in anticipation as Apollo 11’s ‘Eagle’ lunar module touched down on the moon’s surface. From the early Apollo 1 tragedy to the social pressures that threatened the 1969 moon landing, spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel traces the history and legacy of NASA’s early attempts to put man on the moon…

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Moon

The Moon is Earth’s most familiar companion, the closest astronomical object to the Earth. No other planet has a satellite as large in comparison to its own size.
There are a few different ideas for how the Moon came to be our nearest celestial neighbour. The most widely accepted theory by the scientific community is that the Moon was formed by a giant impact with a rocky body we call ‘Theia.’