Moon landing: 20 July 1969
Neil Armstrong, one of the crew members of Apollo 11 was the first man to set foot on the Moon.
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The animation shows the two-seater Lunar Rover used in the Apollo 15 mission
In 1946 a Hungarian scientist was the first person to detect radar echoes from the Moon.
During its orbit around the Earth, the visibility of the Moon's illuminated part constantly changes.
The Moon is the Earth's only natural satellite
The Earth is a rocky planet with a solid crust and oxygen in its atmosphere.
This animation demonstrates how the Earth and the Moon were formed.
This animation presents some interesting facts in the field of astronomy.
Lunar eclipses occur when the Moon passes through the shadow cone of Earth
When the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are arranged in a straight line, the Moon can partially or completely obscure the Sun.
The Soviet-made satellite was the first spacecraft to be launched into outer space (in October 1957).
The formation of the Sun and the planets started with the contraction of a dust cloud about 4.5 billion years ago.
The rise and drop of sea levels caused by the gravitational force of the Moon.
A spacecraft on its path is in a constant state of free fall.
A demonstration of nearby planets, stars and galaxies.
The orbits of the 8 planets in our Solar System are elliptical.
The Hubble Space Telescope orbits outside the distorting influence of Earth´s atmosphere.
Satellites orbiting the Earth can be used for civilian or military purposes.
The Space Shuttle was a manned, reusable spacecraft operated by NASA.
This animation introduces the studies of astronomers and physicists whose works fundamentally changed our view of the universe.
The International Space Station is a habitable satellite built with the cooperation of 16 countries.
The Kepler space telescope was launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars
Space probes and Mars rovers examine the structure of Mars and possible traces of life.
The Global Positioning System consists of 24 satellites but only 4 have to be visible for positioning.
The Voyager space probes were the first man-made objects to leave the Solar System. They gather data about outer space and carry information about humanity.
Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space on 12 April 1961.