The ‘kids’ who took us to the Moon

The average age of the flight controllers on the Apollo 11 mission was 27. Without this group of youngsters in their 20s and 30s, the first Moon landing wouldn’t have happened.

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Activities

  1. Design a coin to represent planet Earth – what is it made of? What words does it have on it? What picture does it show? – to leave on the Moon.
  2. What could young people (under the age of 18) add to an expedition to the Moon? In pairs, write a persuasive argument (two to three paragraphs long) in support of real kids venturing to the Moon. How would your contributions differ from those of adults?