moon landing 2

The Moon Landing, 2



ladder space (2) come/came/come
author stay (2) see/saw/seen
leap step (3) around (3)
impact mankind measure (2)
species thing (2) consciousness
surface press (2) press conference
fine (3) grain (2) take/took/taken
live (2) footprint stay in place
planet shape (2) exhibit (2)
Earth descent know/knew/known
plaque damage do/did/don
peace applaud planetary
NASA attitude go/went/gone
flag (2) land (2) think/thought/thought
tour astronaut experience
at least post (2) enterprise (2)
piece weapon bring/brought/brought






Apollo 11: One Small Step

Houston Space Center: And we’re getting a picture on the TV.

Neil Armstrong, Apollo Astronaut: We’re coming down the ladder now.

Andrew Chaikin, Space Historian and Author: “We could see it as it was happening. We could watch on live television.”

Neil Armstrong, Apollo Astronaut: “That’s one small step for a man . . . one giant leap for mankind.”

Andrew Chaikin, Space Historian and Author: “And the fact that six-hundred (600) million) people around the world were either watching or listening on radio and TV as it happened is a measure of the impact that this thing had on the world’s consciousness.”

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Neil Armstrong, 1969 Post-Flight Press Conference: “The surface as we said was fine grain with lots of rocks in it. It took footprints very well, and the footprints stayed in place.

The LEM was in good shape, and it exhibited no damage from landing or the descent.

It’s a picture of the ladder with the well-known plaque: ‘We’re men from the planet Earth. First step on the moon. July 1969. We came in peace for all mankind.’”

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Michael Collins, NASA Astronaut: “After the flag, Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and I had an around the world tour. And every place we went, I thought they in some places have the attitude of ‘Oh, well you Americans finally did this.’

Not at all: The attitude of every country, regardless of their internal politics, they all said, ‘We did it. We humans.’”

Andrew Chaikin, Space Historian and Author: “Everything before July 20th, 1969, humans only had experienced on one planetary body.

From that moment on, we were at least in some measure, a multi-planetary species.”

Michael Collins, NASA Astronaut: “When Neil and Buzz walked on the moon, they did it of course without weapons. They only thing they brought was cameras. So it was a very peaceful enterprise, and one that was applauded worldwide.

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1. What happened in 1969?

2. What was Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s famous line or quote?

3. Only NASA scientists and engineers could see and knew about the landing. True or false?

4. When the astronauts returned to Earth, did Armstrong give a very inspirational speech?

5. The US astronauts came to invade and conquer the moon. Is this right or wrong?

6. After the moon landing, the US astronauts only toured the United States. Is this correct or incorrect?

7. Is the theme of this video about American exceptionalism or humanity and globalization?

A. Astronauts from my country have flown into space. Yes or no?

B. My friends and I would like to become astronauts. Would you like to travel in space (as a space tourist)?

C. What might happen in the future?

D. Are there many books, movies, TV shows about space travel and exploration?

E. Should the government and private sector invest more (money) in space programs?

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