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First Moon Landing for Kids - What Year was the First Moon Landing?

The first moon landing

The most exciting thing astronauts have done so far is to travel to the moon.
They went in Apollo spacecraft, three astronauts at a time.
Each Apollo spacecraft was made in three parts.
The first part, the command module, carried the crew.
The second, the service module, carried equipment and a rocket motor.
The third, the lunar module, carried the astronauts down to the moon's surface.
The spacecraft was launched by the mighty Saturn V rocket, the tallest rocket there has ever been.
The journey to the moon took about three days.

The first astronauts landed on the moon on July 20,1969, 

They were Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, from Apollo 11. 

Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. As he stepped onto the moon, he said,

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Altogether, twelve astronauts from six Apollo spacecraft landed on the moon. They collected rocks, took photographs, and carried out experiments.
The astronauts also set up scientific stations, which radioed their results back to earth.
The stations carried on working long after the astronauts had returned to earth.

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