Introduction: How Do We Get There?

Hello, and welcome to the _____ Planetarium.
My name is _________ and I will be leading you on a pretend flight to the Moon!

Raise your hand if you think you might like to go to outer space and travel to the real Moon someday. What might it be like on the Moon?

[Accept any answers.]

The United States’ space agency, NASA, has a Moon mission called Artemis. The name Artemis is from Greek religion—she was the goddess of wild animals, the hunt, and vegetation. She was the sister of Apollo which is also the name of the NASA mission that actually sent men to the Moon way back in 1969 and the early 1970s. NASA chose three companies to develop spaceships to take people to the Moon. This time, women are crewmembers too. Here are artists’ ideas of what Moon landers look like on the Moon.