Category Archives: Space Program

Neil Armstrong steps on the Moon’s surface (1969) Primary Source Analysis Activity

  On June 20, 1969, U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon’s surface. The attached primary source document is an audio transcription of the conversation between the Houston Space Center and Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Click … Continue reading

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Who was the first animal in space? – History Channel article

Though far less famous than later non-human astronauts, the first animals in space were a group of fruit flies, launched to an altitude of 42 miles at the tip of a Nazi-designed V-2 rocket by American military scientists on February … Continue reading

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New Frontier of JFK, Great Society of LBJ, and the Warren Court (powerpoint)

   New Frontier Great Society Warren Court The attached powerpoint provides a brief description of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. In addition, the powerpoint describes the activist Supreme Court of Chief Justice Earl Warren.

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Atlantis Space Shuttle: Last Launch (July 8, 2011)

   Coach Martinez and family witnessed the last launch of the space shuttle program from Titusville, Florida on July 8, 2011. In the background, you can see the plume left behind by the space shuttle Atlantis. We arrived in Titusville, … Continue reading

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New York Times – Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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Was the Moon Landing a Hoax?

Even though everything that NASA did was open to the public and shown live, some people suggested that the Moon landing was a hoax and was actually filmed in a studio. Claim: Someone must already have been on the Moon … Continue reading

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Address to the Nation on the Challenger Disaster, 1986 (primary source audio recording)

04 – Various Artists – President Regan Address To The Nation On The Challenger Disaster  10 minutes.     On that tragic day, January 28, 1986, when seven astronauts perished, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the nation and offered an eloquent … Continue reading

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