Moon is our closest neighbor. It has an important role in evolution of life on Earth and it always attracted humankind for exploration. Although the Moon exploration was driven by Cold War between Soviet Union and United States, it brought more than military advances. We learnt not only about Moon but also about the processes behind the formation of the Solar System formation. It has been fifty years from the moment when the last human stood on the surface of the Moon. The interest of going back to the Moon risen in the last decade and we might witness new astronauts walking on its soil. As well as half a century ago, it brings a lot of challenges, especially to protect astronauts against hard space environment. Humans on Moon are, unlike on Earth, not protected by atmosphere, or magnetic field. Space weather plays a crucial role in Moon exploration.
Learn more about the Moon and its exploration in our audio booklet. You will find out how humans got to the Moon, what important findings they made, and how Moon exploration can be endangered by space weather.
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Audio booklet: Moon exploration
Make tactile images
Tactile image: Radiation belts
Tactile image: Earth’s magnetic field
Tactile image: Space Weather
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3D model: Lunar near and far side
3D model: Apollo 17 landing site
3D model: Space Launch System