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© 2019 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 35, No. 29

Walking on the Moon
On July 20, 1969 the Eagle left the
safety of the Columbia and headed to
the moon. For a nerve-wracking
period of time the astronauts looked
for a level place to land before they
ran out of fuel. With only seconds to
go, they found a level spot in an area
named the Sea of Tranquility.

n July 16, 1969, three
astronauts and two
spacecraft were launched
into space to do things man
had never done before. They
would hear and see things
no man or woman had ever
seen or heard. They were
the first humans to land a
man on the moon!

The crew
was in this
command
module for
liftoff and
again for
splashdown.

The lunar
module, the
spacecraft
that would
land on the
moon, was
carried into
space here.

The lower
sections of
the rocket
lifted the
crew into
space, but
after fuel
was used up
they were
released to
fall back to
Earth.

Slowly the astronauts landed
and Neil Armstrong uttered
the famous words, “The Eagle
has landed.”

Ready for Liftoff

The men and the two small spacecraft sat attached
to the top of a powerful rocket called a Saturn V.
(Saturn Five – V is the Roman numeral for the number 5.)

Back on Earth, people all over the
world had been sitting on the edge of
their seats as they watched and waited
to know if the spacecraft was safe.
They held their breath as it became
apparent that fuel was running low.
When these famous words came
across their televisions and radios,
cheers went up worldwide!

Why two spacecrafts?

The Columbia took the three astronauts to the moon.
The other smaller spacecraft,
the Eagle, took two of the
astronauts to the moon and
back to the Columbia.

One of these astronauts
had to stay back on the
Columbia to fly it and
be ready for the
Eagle to return with
the other two.

The Eagle
(Lunar Module)

The footprints could stay on the moon
for millions of years since there is no
wind or rain to disturb them!

Use the code to discover the names of the Apollo 11 astronauts.

SECRET
CODE

13 22 18 15
26 9 14 8

7

25 6

9 12 13 20
1

1

26 15 23 9 18 13
14 18 24 19 26 22 15
24 12 15 15 18 13 8

Find the words in the puzzle.
How many of them can you
find on this page?

ASTRONAUTS
ARMSTRONG
COLUMBIA
S R E E H C R R S G
COLLINS
P E T S E O I A R N
SATURN
D S T C L T T L O
C
ROCKET
ALDRIN
O U I K E U G N E R
CHEERS
L S E U R M E A V T
EAGLE
L T F N E B O A E S
LEVEL
I A L D R I N O L M
YEARS
N E R S R A E Y N R
MOON
FUEL
S T U A N O R T S A
DUST
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
STEP
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

To find the missing words from the sentences below, read today’s page. Fill in the
missing words, then use the letters to find the answer to the Mystery Question.

What did Neil Armstrong say as he stepped onto the moon?
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ was the
astronaut who piloted the Columbia.
The name of the _ _ _ _ _ _ that powered the trip to
the moon was _ _ _ _ _ _

_.

Another name for the lunar _ _ _ _ _ _ is the

_ _ _ _ _.
The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ would stay in the dust
on the moon for _ _ _ _ _ to come.

Spacey
Math

Find three 3-digit
numbers and add
them up. Find three
more 3-digit
numbers and add
them up. Do that
one more time.
Which set of three
added up to the
largest number?
Standards Link:
Math: Addition.

Use the Kid Scoop Secret
Decoder Ring to discover the
name of this book by Robert
Burleigh, paintings by Mike
Wimmer, which is available
at the library.

Off to Moon Camp

Imagine that it’s many years into the future.
You are going to a camp on the moon. You
can only take ten items. Find ten items in
today’s newspaper to pack for your trip.
Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate
information.

What’s the moon made of? There’s an old
saying that the moon is made out of green
cheese. Come up with an imaginative
description of what forms the moon.

With exquisite paintings and
beautifully-crafted writing,
you will feel like you were part
of the first moon walk. You will
feel like you too left footprints
on that distant, dusty surface.
The moment when Armstrong
takes that first step onto the
moon is full of excitement.
To discover the name of this
book, find the letter on the outer
ring, then replace it with the
letter below it on the inner ring.

H F T

A B P F D

V T P L

The goal of sending a person
to the moon was launched in
a now famous speech by
President Kennedy in 1961.
In 1969, the first men walked
on the moon.
Replace the missing words to
read President Kennedy’s
famous speech.
MOON WIN MEASURE
POSTPONE

ACCEPT

“We choose to go to the
______ in this decade and do
other things, not because they
are easy, but because they
are hard, because that goal
will serve to organize and
__________ the best of our
energies and skills, because
that challenge is one that we
are willing to ________, one
we are unwilling to ________
and one which we intend to
_______, and the others, too.”

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