There have been six successful missions to put people on Earth’s moon between 1969 and 1972. A total of 12 astronauts have explored its surface. No one has been on the moon since December 14, 1972.
The U.S. space exploration program helped create the TV satellite dish, MRIs, vision screening computer systems, ear thermometers, firefighter suits made of fire-resistant fabrics, smoke detectors, cordless tools, shock absorbing helmets, invisible braces for teeth, joystick controllers, and much more.
The man in the moon, as he sails through the sky, is a very remarkable skipper. But, he made a mistake when he tried to take a drink of milk from the Dipper. He dipped it into the Milky Way, and slowly and carefully filled it; The Big Bear growled and the Little Bear howled; and scared him so that he spilled it! ~Anonymous
The NASA app is free of charge and can be downloaded to your mobile device. Some of its features include:
- Experience latest NASA events unfolding in real-time on NASA TV
- Live views of the earth from the High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the ISS
- See the latest NASA photos, videos and feature stories
- Save images to your mobile device
- Get information about all of NASA’s current missions
- Get the latest launch information & view countdown clocks
- Track the location of the International Space Station and other NASA Earth orbiting satellites
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the moon. Wapokoneta, Ohio will be celebrating with their annual Summer Moon Festival starting July 18 and running through July 21. Special activities are planned for each day including visiting NASA astronauts, 5K-10K run, food, and live music. For more information visit:
Observatory Park along with the Nassau Astronomical Station is located on Clay Street in Montville, Ohio. Enjoy a planetarium show, night sky viewing, or searching for asteroids this summer. For a full list of activities visit their website: