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  • AS-201

    This was an unmanned flight to test out Block 1 (CSM) of the space ship. During this test, the service module engine shut down due to pressure loss. Also, the command module's heat shield was tested.
  • AS-203

    This was not a mission carried out through a test flight but rather a design plan for the Saturn V. The stage was destroyed because of a rupteure of one of the tanks. This project helped NASA improve their plan to send men to the moon in a safe and reliable rocket.
  • AS-202

    This flight was another unmanned fllight by NASA to improve their design of the Saturn V. The ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. In this test, the command modules heat shield was tested at higher speeds than they were tested before,
  • Apollo 1

    Apollo 1
    Apollo 1 was to be the first manned Apollo mission. The crew consisted of astronauts Virgil Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Edward White. The original launch was supposed to occur on February 21, 1967 but the mission was a failure because on January 27, a fire broke out in the command module during training and the lives of the crew were lost.
  • Apollo 4

    Apollo 4
    This was another one of the Apollo program's unmanned missions. This mission was also the first flight of the Saturn V rocket. The mission was to test the command module's heat shield at lunar re-entry speeds.
  • Apollo 5

    Apollo 5
    Apollo 5 was another unmanned flight, This flight was used to test the lunar module. The flight successfully fired the descent engine as well as ascent engine.
  • Apollo 6

    Apollo 6
    This unmanned mission was the second test of the Saturn V rocket. Through this test, NASA fixed the problems with the ship that saved lives in future flights. After this flight took place and the ship was fixed up it was now ready to be tested with humans.
  • Apollo 7

    Apollo 7
    This was the first manned flight that took place by the Apollo program. The ship orbited the Earth to test the CSM. This mission was also the first time a live American TV broadcast was flimed from a spacecraft.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Apollo 8's mission was to orbit the moon.This flight enabled the first humans to see the faar side of the moon. Pictures of the moon were broadcasted to Earth as they were being taken from the ship.
  • Apollo 9

    Apollo 9
    This flight orbited the Earth for ten days. The Lunar Modules ability to connect back up with the CSM was tested during this mission. Everything that was to be tested in this mission was tested and the crew returned home safe and sound.
  • Apollo 10

    Apollo 10
    This flights mission was to fly to the moon and get close enough to the lunar surface so that they could practice coming in for a landing without actually landing. The crew came within 15.6 km to the surface of the moon. This flight was also known as the "dress rehersal" for the next mission which was to land on the lunar surface.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft that took humans to the moon. Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were the first humans to step foot on the moon. Astronaut Michael Collins orbited the moon in the command spacecraft.
  • Apollo 12

    Apollo 12
    Apollo 12 landed the second crew on Americans on the lunar surface. Apollo 12 was also NASA's sixth mission into space. This mission happened only four months after the first landing on the moon which shows how much NASA still wanted to explore the lunar surface.
  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13
    The crew's goal was to land at Fra Mauro which did not happen after all. Something went wrong and the SM oxygen tank exploded. This happening forced the astronauts to abort the mission after orbiting the moon one time.
  • Apollo 14

    Apollo 14
    This mission was the Apollo programs eighth mission and third time the program put men on the moon. The three men crew consisting of Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell went on the nine day mission. The crew landed on the surface of the moon on February fifth.
  • Apollo 15

    Apollo 15
    Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission for the Apollo program as well as the fourth time American astronauts landed on the moon. The crew consisted of David Scott and James Irwin. AT one point in time, the program refered to this mission as the most successful manned flight ever achieved.
  • Apollo 16

    Apollo 16
    Apollo 16 was the programs tenth manned mission as well as the fifth American crew to land on the moon. The crew consisted of John Young, Charles Duke, and Ken Mattingly. The crew spent almost three days on the lunar surface.
  • Apollo 17

    Apollo 17
    This was the Apollo programs last mission the the moon. The crew consisted of Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. The crew stayed on the lunar surface for three days.