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Destination Moon Crew Guide: Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong

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Science +3 Age Level Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

This topical collection explores the life of Mission Commander Neil A. Armstrong; it includes images, artifact images, video and websites. Through browsing this collection, students will learn influential aspects of Armstrong's life, in order to appreciate how his work as a pilot and astronaut impacted his personal and private affairs.

This collection is inspired by the Unveiling Stories thinking strategy introduced by Harvard's Project Zero, which invites students to reveal multiple layers of meaning in stories: 

  • What is the story?
  • What is the human story?
  • What is the world story?
  • What is the new story?
  • What is the untold story?

Have students look at each image, video or resource, and read its descriptions. Ask students to think about or respond to any quiz questions included.

Tags: moon, moon landing, Apollo 11, Apollo XI, Armstrong, space, space race, astronaut


Apollo 11 Crew

National Portrait Gallery

Neil Armstrong

National Portrait Gallery

North American X-15

National Air and Space Museum

Capsule, Gemini VIII

National Air and Space Museum

Medal, Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong

National Air and Space Museum

Space Shuttle Challenger

National Portrait Gallery