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The current conditions on the moon are very similar to those on Earth, but being in space doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a desert. In fact, could be life on the moon, according to new research that suggests that animals can survive in a land of perpetual darkness and extreme, there temperatures.
These lifeforms have been found in a few places including lakes and caves on the moon.
Humans probably won’t ever be walking and living on the Moon, but we can dream. As it turns out, some mammals can survive in the harshest atmosphere and extreme radiation conditions on Earth. The Oesophagostomies koginii, whose name means “mud dweller” in Japanese, is a salamander native to Japan that can withstand temperatures as low as -57 degrees Celsius and survive in areas with levels of radiation hundreds of times higher than humans are used to.
With a bit of imagination, it might just be possible for humans to live and work on the moon.
When NASA sent the first humans to the Moon, no one knew if there was life there. Many experts believed that it should be impossible for life to exist in the lunar environment.
In 1969, the United States sent a crew of astronauts to the Moon. The mission was only supposed to last two days, but it turned into a year-long stay on the lunar surface. We do not know what we would find if we were to go there today.
The first astronaut to the Moon - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, didn’t know if there was life on Moon.
The Apollo Program-1969
The Apollo Program, which sent humans to the Moon in 1969, was only one of four manned space missions in history - a total of nine astronauts walked on the surface. Upon the Apollo astronauts’ mission to the Moon, scientists were not sure about the possibility of whether there was life on Earth's nearest neighbour.
The first time an American set foot on the Moon was on Apollo 11, July 20, 1969. This abstract collage features NASA's mission control room from those historic days, with astronauts’ on-site monitoring efforts to bring back the first samples of lunar soil and rocks from Mare Tranquillitatis (Latin for Sea of Tranquillity). The crew collected pieces of rock from the rugged area that became known as the Eagle landing site
The Team of Astronauts
A group of men who have been chosen by NASA to travel into space for the first time, to the Moon include Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, as well as Michael Collins.
Neil Armstrong was born December 5, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He attended Purdue University and received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He then went on to receive a master’s degree in aerospace engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Armstrong began his career as an aeronautical engineer working for a space transportation company called Rocket dyne in California. In 1961 he joined NASA as part of Project Gemini.
Buzz Aldrin is an astronaut of Apollo 11. He was born on January 20, 1930, in Montclair, New Jersey and attended Montclair High School where he met his future wife. After graduation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a stint as a USAF Flight Surgeon, Aldrin became an astronaut in 1963 after being selected as one of the military test pilots for Project Mercury.
Michael Collins was an Irish-American astronaut and one of the seven Mercury Seven astronauts (part of Project Mercury) of Project Mercury. The first person to spacewalk in space, Collins performed three extra-vehicular activities (EVAs) while aboard Gemini 3, and was the command pilot for the second manned Gemini flight. He flew on the third mission into space, Apollos 7 and 8, which completed America's first successful planetary mission.
Achievements by Team Apollo 11
The Apollo 11 astronauts achieved a number of remarkable things on their historic mission to the moon in July 1969.
- First and foremost, they became the first humans to walk on the moon, a feat that remains one of the greatest accomplishments of the Space Race.
- They also collected data that helped us better understand the moon and its environment and demonstrated the feasibility of a manned mission to the moon.
- Finally, the Apollo 11 astronauts paved the way for future space exploration.
- The Apollo 11 astronauts, planted an American flag and first footprints on the lunar surface. After spending more than 21 hours on the moon with Gene Cernan, they climbed back into their Command Module and returned to Earth.
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