The 1969 lunar landing was an unprecedented achievement — a milestone in human history.
How did it happen? Decades of relentless scientific development as well as courageous astronauts who were determined to explore the unknown did the trick.
But there is more. Technologies that are common today came out of Apollo space research. CAT scans, computer microchips, cordless devices and satellite television are but a few. Scientific knowledge gained from NASA programs enhances the quality of life today.
And space exploration sparked collaboration among countries. From the signing of the Outer Space Treaty in 1967 to 21st century management of the International Space Station, space science draws on global talent and cooperation.
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- 50 jaar Maanlanding – Four Dutch space organizations have joined forces to commemorate 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing. In a shared website, one can find an overview of all the events (lectures, movie nights, exhibitions) that will take place this year.
- In The Museon Science Museum in The Hague one can TOUCH THE MOON. The city of The Hague has a moon rock on loan from NASA which was unveiled by Ambassador Hoekstra last year. Extra special is that the stone may be touched! There are only ten examples worldwide where this is possible.
- Apollo 11 – First Steps – A thrilling cinematic experience showcasing the real-life moments of the first lunar landing. IMAX version on show at the Omniversum in The Hague.
This documentary is on on show in cinemas all over the Netherlands.