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You will learn the history of the development of space technology.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Explain the history of space technology.

Everything You'll Have Covered

1. What are your predictions about the future of space technology and space travel?

Example: I predict people will be able to travel to the moon or Mars for vacation. I also predict that eventually life will be able to be sustained on Mars and on other planets, and communities of people will establish themselves there.

2. When did the first human walk on the moon?

~ U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon for the first time on July 20, 1969 as part of the Apollo 11 mission.

3. What equipment was available to astronauts during the first trips to the moon?

~ To travel to the moon, astronauts used the Apollo spacecraft. After the first visit to the moon, a moon rover allowed astronauts to travel across the surface of the moon. They also had landers, which gathered information and data from the moon.

4. What improvements and advancements in space technology have been made since the first trip to the moon?

~ Plans to travel to other parts of space increased after the initial moon landings. Communication technology has also improved with the use of satellites in space. Space stations have been built, and other space journeys have been carried out.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should have a basic understanding of the universe.
Course Earth & Space Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary nebulae, satellite, space station