Fang’s final assignment for Kindergarten has come in. He is supposed to teach his class for ten minutes about anything he wants. After finally convincing him that he does not actually know karate or boxing, and that maybe he should pick another subject, he decided he want to tell his class how people went to the moon, and how his Granddaddy helped them.
He and I went over every thing at a real high level, and now I am looking for some visual aids. Surprisingly, the NASA site isn’t very helpful. Would anyone have a suggestion I could check out?
I am looking for pictures of: [ul]
[li]A Saturn V booster.[/li][li]A Command Module[/li][li]A Lunar Module[/li][li]A picture of someone on the moon - Like the famous picture of Buzz Aldrin[/li][li]Something the kids can color in[/ul][/li]
That last one really has me stymied. NASA has a bunch of pictures for coloring, but nothing from Apollo.
If he can wait until the end of June, he may be able to show ACTUAL photos of the old Apollo hardware still on the moon!
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is scheduled for launch June 17. It will carry a camera powerful enough to image the LM descent stages and rovers that remain on the moon’s surface.
NASA hasn’t made a big deal of this capability, I’m guessing because it will be embarrassing if it doesn’t work. I took the tour at Kennedy Space Center last month and the tour guides, who know just about everything about the goings-on there, knew almost nothing about it.
Not sure how quick they’re going to have images available of that stuff, but your kid might get lucky with the timing.
Everything produced by NASA is public domain by virtue of NASA being an arm of the government, and there’s such a wealth of NASA material that you would hardly need to use anything else, anyway. So copyright shouldn’t be an issue at all.
NASA used to be the shit back in the early 1970s when I was a kid. If you went to the Johnson Space Center’s visitor’s center, you could get on their list and get 8x10 prints of those pictures.
I have EVERY one of those pictures that jk1245 linked to in 8x10 prints somewhere, including the cool Aldrin one.
(of which I also have a 11x13 photographic print from the original negatives- my grandfather knew a guy who worked at NASA in the late 60s, who knew a guy who made him a set of color photographic prints from the negatives)