The day the first human stepped on the Moon – level 1
The US and the Soviet Union are big rivals in the 1960s. The Americans want to be better than the Soviets. The Soviets want to be better than the Americans. The two countries start the Space Race.
The Soviets send the first satellite into space. The first man in space is from the Soviet Union, too. The US is not happy. The country wants to send the first man to the moon.
The Apollo program starts. 400,000 scientists and engineers work very hard. Three astronauts prepare to go to the moon. Their names are Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins.
The journey to the moon starts on July 16, 1969. The moon is 400,000 kilometers away. The journey lasts three days.
Neil Armstrong steps on the moon on July 21. Millions of people watch him on TV. It is one of the most important moments in human history.
Difficult words: Space Race (the time after World War II when the US and the Soviet Union want to win and be the first in space), satellite (a thing which travels around the earth), human (something that relates to people).
What do you think about this day?
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