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IdeaLabs: Walking on the Moon
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In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, touching off a space race with the United States that led to one of America’s greatest technological achievements—sending a man to the Moon. In the Smithsonian’s Walking on the Moon IdeaLab, students will explore primary sources—such as photographs and audio and video recordings—to learn about the Apollo crew and spacecraft, the history of the space race, and the incredible technological advancements that put a man on the Moon. The lab also features writing exercises that students can submit for posting on the site.
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