Apollo Program

  • Apollo I

    Apollo I
    On January 7th of 1967 tragedy struck on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy during a preflight test for Apollo 204.The mission was to become the first manned flight ever and was scheduled to launch Feb. 21 1967. Astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee lost their lives when a fire swept through the command module. The investigation of the fire and extensive reworking of the Apollo command modules postponed crewed launches until NASA officials cleared the them for flight.
  • Apollo VII

    Apollo VII
    The Saturn IB, in its first trial with men aboard, provided a perfect launch, and its first stage dropped off two minutes, 25 seconds later. The S-IVB second stage took over, giving astronauts their first ride inside a real floating rocket. Walter Schirra Jr, R. Walter Cunningham, and Donn F. Eisele were the masterminds behind the wheel the whole time of the flight.
  • Apollo VIII

    Apollo VIII
    The crew of this flight were Frank Borman, William A. Anders,
    and James A. Lovell Jr.. The backup crew were none other Neil Armstrong, Fred W. Haise Jr. and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr..The main pourpuse of this flight was to arive to the moon and orbit around it then return home. So there wasnt that mutch exitement going on in this mission.
  • Apollo IV

    Apollo IV
    The primary objective of Apollo 9 was an Earth-orbital engineering test of the first crewed lunar module. Concurrent primary objectives included an overall checkout of launch vehicle and spacecraft systems, the crew,(James A. McDivitt, Russell L. Schweickart, and David R. Scott) and procedures. and procedures.
  • Apollo X

    Apollo X
    The Apollo 10 mission encompassed all aspects of an actual crewed lunar landing, except the landing. It was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft to operate around the moon. Objectives included a scheduled eight-hour lunar orbit of the separated lunar module and descent to about nine miles off the moon's surface before ascending for docking with the command and service module. The crew were Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan, and John Young.
  • Apollo XI

    Apollo XI
    Apollo 11 was the first flight that took men to the moon and was a project of the United States. This was a great achievement because the US had reached the moon before the Soviets. And the Commander of the flight was none other than Neil Armstrong
  • Apollo XII

    Apollo XII
    The primary mission objectives of the second crewed lunar landing included an extensive series of lunar exploration tasks by the lunar module, crew, as well as the deployment of the ALSEP (Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package). Which was to be left on the moon's surface to gather seismic, scientific and engineering data throughout a long period of time.Other Apollo 12 objectives included a selenological inspection; surveys and samplings in landing areas.Comander of the flight wasCharles Jr.
  • Apollo XII

    Apollo XII
    Apollo 13 was supposed to land in the Fra Mauro area. An explosion on board forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. The Fra Mauro site was reassigned to Apollo 14. Sadly the explosion led to loss in oxegyn ment for the moon landing. And even before the flight things were already going bad. Charles Duke, Had exposed the crew to German measles. Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly had no immunity to measles and was replaced by backup command module pilot, John Swigert.
  • Apollo XIV

    Apollo XIV
    Apollo 14 was landed in the Fra Maura Area which was originally made for Apollo 13 to complete but Apollo 13 had an explosion and had to fly around the moon and back. Their trip had a few minor problem, Stuart Roosa had problems with landing the command moduale witch took five try's and more than 90 minutes. Then there were computer glitches however it was restored later on.
  • Apollo XV

    Apollo XV
    Apollo 15 was a huge succsess. Because this was the first time NASA ever flew a lunar rover on the moon. Which the astronauts drove on. Then astronaut Dave Scott also brought a hammer and a feather along with him to see if Galileo's hypothesis of when in a vacum two objects will always fall at the same time no matter what their mass and Scott proved Galileo's prediction correct.
  • Apollo XVI

    Apollo XVI
    Three primary objectives were (1) to inspect, survey, and sample materials and surface features at a selected landing site in the Descartes region; (2) emplace and activate surface experiments; and (3) conduct in-flight experiments and photographic tasks from lunar orbit. Additional objectives included performance of experiments requiring zero gravity and engineering evaluation of spacecraft and equipment
  • Apollo XVIII

    Apollo XVIII
    Apollo 17 was the last known flight to the moon. The lunar landing site was the Taurus-Littrow highlands and valley area. This site was picked for Apollo 17 as a location where rocks both older and younger than those previously returned from other Apollo missions, as well as from Luna 16 and 20 missions, might be found. The mission was the final in a series of three J-type missions planned for the Apollo Program. These J-type missions can be distinguished from previous G- and H-series missions.