Back in school, I had become a Star Trek fan and became interested in space. At one point even wanted to become an astronaut. I also wanted to be the first Black President of the United States back then also, years before Barack Obama.
I remember as assignment I did in the 8th grade regarding lunar eclipses. If I can find that assigned in my archives, perhaps it's worth sharing.
Finally, I also saw Apollo 13 which is the real life story of a mission intended to land on the moon became a triumphant story. A mechanical issue forced the cancellation of the mission to the moon and instead became a mission return the three astronauts back to the earth safely. It was fascinating to know many aspects of the Apollo project and our very own real life version of Star Trek.