Have you ever wondered what kind of research and preparation was necessary before people went to the Moon?
The series of activities presented here will take you to a very strange and unique area of the United States... Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho. You will experience how the monument and the Snake River Plain of Idaho were used to prepare our lunar explorers.
You will go through some of the same training experienced by astronauts Alan Shepard, Eugene Cernan, Edgar Mitchell, and Joe Engle in preparation for the Apollo missions to the Moon. You will study some of the same volcanic features and then take a trip to the Moon, just like they did. You will then do something they were never able to do: visit other planets in our solar system and identify volcanic features.
Who knows where this training will lead? Maybe someday YOU will be the new space explorer.