The Later Years

Woolard, Sarah; Holden, Susan
January 2000
Race to the Moon;2000, p46
A chapter of the book "Race to the Moon" is presented. It provides information on space travel during the years following the first moon landing in July 1969. Five Apollo missions went to the moon to bring back rock specimens and install more equipment. Some astronauts were able to drive on the surface of the moon using the Lunar Rover and 1981, the Space Shuttle, bigger than earlier spacecraft, started making multiple trips to the moon. The three astronauts who made the first trip moved on to jobs which were still related to space travel.


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