Travelling to the Moon

How can astronauts get to the Moon? By rocket, of course. In this set of 3 animations from Airbus Foundation Discovery Space learn how rockets are launched from Earth, fly in space and land on the Moon.

Launching into space: Bye Earth, hello Moon.

How exactly does a rocket engine work? Learn about different factors that affect your space launch and how to design an aerodynamic rocket to the Moon.

How to fly in space? Slingshot to the Moon!

Flying to the Moon is tricky business, especially since you can’t just head in a direct line. How can you plan your trajectory to the Moon?

Landing on the Moon

A manned spacecraft needs a soft landing, but it’s all in the timing. Fire up your thrusters and hope you’ve picked the right spot to touch down.