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Reading--Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon

The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins
Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon
The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon
 
 
Vocabulary
 
astronauts  pilots or members of the crew of a spacecraft
 
capsule  the enclosed front section of a rocket made to carry instruments, astronauts, etc., into space
 
hatch  a trapdoor covering an opening in an aircraft's or ship's deck
 
horizon  line where the earth and sky seem to meet; skyline; You cannot see beyond the horizon.
 
lunar  of or like the moon
 
module  a self-contained unit or system within a larger system, often designed for a particular function
 
quarantine  detention, isolation, an dother measures taken to prevent the spread of infectious disease
 
 
 
Summary
In 1969, Michael Collins circled the moon in a command module while two other astronauts made their historic landing. Even though Collins did not get to walk on the moon, he knew that every part of being an astronaut, from seeing the Earth from miles above to eating freeze-dried food from a pouch, was an experience to remember.
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