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What’s going on this week? Monday 15th July 2019


It has been 50 years since humankind first stepped foot on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission.

The Apollo Program took eight years and cost around £20 billion! It is thought to have overcome one of the most complex challenges humanity has ever undertaken – putting a person on the Moon!

There is now a new ‘space race’, with India, China and US all recently declaring interest in new plans to return to the moon.

India’s Chandrayaan-2 probe plans to return almost 50 years to the day!


Things to talk about at home…

Are you surprised it has been 50 years since the first people set foot on the moon?

It cost huge amounts of money to reach to moon, do you think it was an important mission whatever the cost?

How do you think the first people who walked on the moon might have felt?



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