Forward to the Moon

Take a journey to learn about NASA’s efforts to take our first steps towards a permanent, off-world presence.

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45 minutes
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Within a single lifetime, we’ve progressed from the first space rocket launch, to using space technologies in our everyday lives.

Now, we are ready to start a new chapter in the history of human endeavor: to take our first steps towards a permanent, off-world presence.

Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters launches us on a journey beyond the Earth towards a sustainable future in space. NASA’s 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon.

Produced by Fiske Planetarium in collaboration with TEND Studio with funding from NASA SSERVI and Lockheed Martin.

This feature will be available for booking September 6.

Book your group adventure and have your class see Forward to the Moon on our 76-foot Dome screen! With discounted group rates, groups have the opportunity to schedule exclusive featured shows on Virginia’s largest movie screen.

Groups can add a Dome feature to their visit for just $4 per person. Click here to learn more about our Group Visit Policies.

This feature is recommended for grades 4–12 and corresponds with the following SOLs:

  • 4th Grade: 1, 5 and 6
  • 5th Grade: 1, 2 and 3
  • 6th Grade: 1, 2 and 3
  • Physical Science: 1 and 5
  • Earth Science: 1 and 2
  • Physics: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7