apollo missions

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    apollo missions

  • apollo 8

    apollo 8
    Launched: 21 December 1968
    Lunar Orbit: 24 December 1968
    Returned to Earth: 27 December 1968 Frank Borman, commander
    James A. Lovell, command module pilot
    William A. Anders, lunar module pilot
  • apollo 10

    apollo 10
    Launched: 18 May 1969
    Lunar Orbit: 21 May 1969
    Returned to Earth: 26 May 1969 Thomas P. Stafford, commander
    John W. Young, command module pilot
    Eugene A. Cernan, lunar module pilot
  • apollo 11

    apollo 11
    Launched: 16 July 1969
    Landed on Moon: 20 July 1969 .
    Returned to Earth: 24 July 1969 Neil A. Armstrong, commander
    Michael Collins, command module pilot
    Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot
  • apollo 12

    apollo  12
    Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon, was planned and executed as a precision landing. The astronauts landed the Lunar Module within walking distance of the Surveyor III spacecraft which had landed on the Moon in April of 1967. The astronauts brought instruments from Surveyor III back to Earth to examine the effects of long-term exposure to the lunar environment.
  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13
    Apollo 13 was to be the third mission to land on the Moon. An explosion in one of the oxygen tanks crippled the spacecraft during flight and the crew were forced to orbit the Moon and return to the Earth without landing.
  • apollo 15

    apollo 15
    Apollo 15 was the fourth mission to land men on the Moon. This mission was the first flight of the Lunar Roving Vehicle which astronauts used to explore the geology of the Hadley Rille/Apennine region. The LRV allowed Apollo 15, 16 and 17 astronauts to venture further from the Lunar Module than in previous missions. Total surface traverses increased from hundreds of meters during earlier missions to tens of kilometers during Apollo 15 and 16 and just over 100 kilometers during Apollo 17.
  • apollo 16

    apollo 16
    Apollo 16 was the fifth mission to land men on the moon and return them to Earth. It was also the second flight of the Lunar Roving Vehicle. Apollo 16 landed in a highlands area, a region not yet explored on the Moon. Astronauts collected samples, took photographs and conducted experiments that included the first use of an ultraviolet camera/spectrograph on the Moon.
  • apollo 17

    apollo 17
    Launched: 7 December 1972 UT 05:33:00 (12:33:00 a.m. EST)
    Landed on Moon: 11 December 1972 UT 19:54:57 (02:54:57 p.m. EST)
    Landing Site: Taurus-Littrow (20.19 N, 30.77 E)
    Returned to Earth: 19 December 1972 UT 19:24:59 (02:24:59 p.m. EST)
  • space marathon,usa

    space marathon,usa
    Three US astronauts have returned safely to Earth after a record-breaking stay in space.
  • first european space mission

    first european space mission
    The first European-built rocket, Ariane 1, has successfully completed its maiden flight.
  • first woman to go in space

    first woman to go in space
    America's first woman in space has returned safely to Earth in the Challenger space shuttle after a successful six-day flight.
  • american disaster leaves 7 dead

    american disaster leaves 7 dead
    The American space shuttle, Challenger, has exploded killing all seven astronauts on board.
  • voyager space craft reaches neptune

    voyager space craft reaches neptune
    The unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft has sent back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite planets.