It’s been almost five decades since an American set foot on the Moon. As NASA tells it in their recently released promo video for Artemis, “Between 1968 and 1972, America launched 9 human missions to the moon–6 of which successfully touched down allowing 12 men to walk on the lunar surface. NASA’s next chapter of lunar exploration, called Artemis, has the task of not just going to the Moon to create a long term human presence on and around it, but also to prepare for ever more complex human missions to Mars. in short, everything we must be able to do here (Mars) we must be able to do here (the Moon).” What, exactly, does an Artemis mission look like? That’s what they aim to tackle in the film How We Are Going to the Moon that you can watch here. It involves plenty of stages, 5.2 million lbs of fuel and what is the world’s most powerful rocket that has ever been produced. It’s a five minute, incredibly fascinating video about the things involved for our next chapter in space exploration.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”