This post is in memory of Neil Armstrong who died this past Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at the age of 82. Mr Armstrong is known as the first man to step foot on the moon and also credited with saying, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
First I would like to share a couple of links that you can use to help your kids better understand who Neil Armstrong was. After all, he did more than just land on the moon!
- NASA – biography of Neil Armstrong
- Space.com – Despite Moonwalk Fame, Neil Armstrong a ‘Reluctant American Hero’
And now I would like to share some links to sites that explore the concept of how space flight has influenced the way we live today.
- The Influence of Space Power upon History (1944-1998)
- NASA – Why We Explore
- Space technology – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And lastly, here is a link to a free PDF lesson plan for 9th – 12th graders to learn about Spacecraft.