Use our Virtual Microscope to examine a selection of Moon rocks collected by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, from the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.Take part now ❯Explore Moon rocks collected from the first Moon landing
The first Moon landing is arguably the most important event for humankind. Dr Mahesh Anand and Dr Andrew G Tindle, shed light on the work which has taken place with the Moon rocks taken from that mission.Read now ❯Apollo 11 and 50 years of research on Moon rocks
Tara Hayden of the School of Physical Sciences at The Open University, explores the Apollo legacy and the future of human exploration.Read now ❯To the Moon and beyond
When Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on 20 July 1969, history was made. Fifty years later, it stands as arguably the greatest achievement of the 20th century and a testament to human endeavour and perseverance.Read now ❯Apollo 11’s ‘one small step’ sparked a new rush to reach the Moon
Without the work of the lead Apollo flight software designer, Margaret Hamilton, the Eagle would not have landed on the Moon.Read now ❯Margaret Hamilton: Spaceship Programmer and Software Pioneer
STS070-701-070 (13-22 JULY 1995) --- Dark surfaces of lunar mare can be identified on the ?tiny? Moon in the center of this clear 35mm frame, recorded by crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery. A variety of cloud-types obscure land and water in the scene. Several tropical storms and tropical depressions were observed by the crew during its nine-day mission. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Multiple Moonlets Maketh Mystery
How did the moon form? Forget a single giant impact – relentless bombardment could explain the Moon’s formation, says Open University research student Zoe Morland.Watch now ❯Multiple Moonlets Maketh Mystery
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How was the Moon made, and when did it happen?
Dave Rothery shares some new thinking about our nearest neighbour.Watch now ❯How was the Moon made, and when did it happen?
Become a master of the universe by winning Moon Trumps.Take part now ❯Moon Trumps: Pitch satellite against satellite
As the only planetary body everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky, the Moon has long been an object of fascination and speculation. This free course will teach you about the nearest planetary body to Earth: the missions to the Moon, the basic facts of its composition, the cratering on its surface, and the ancient eruptions that flooded many low-lying areas.Learn more ❯The Moon