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HIGHLIGHTS

Apollo was a NASA program that sent people to the moon.

There were 11 Apollo flights. The first Apollo flight was in 1968.

The first four flights tested the spacecraft. Six of the other seven flights landed on the moon.

The first moon landing took place in 1969. The last moon landing was in 1972.

Twelve astronauts walked on the moon. They studied the lunar surface.

They collected moon rocks and brought them back to Earth.

 

Why Was the Apollo Program Important?


In 1961, President John F. Kennedy said he wanted America to land astronauts on the moon.

He wanted it to happen during the 1960s. NASA did this with the Apollo program. It was the

first time people had left Earth orbit and visited another world. These trips will help NASA

explore other worlds later.

 

Apollo1: First manned mission on the Apollo program

Date: Jan 27 1967

Mission: Launch Rehearsal

Crew: Gus Grissom, Ed White, Roger B. Chaffee

        (All Three astronauts died - delayed the apollo program by 20 months)

 

Individual Missions

Apollo Flight 7
Date: Oct. 11-22, 1968
Mission: Tested the Command Module
Crew: Schirra, Eisele, Cunningham

Apollo Flight 8
Date: Dec. 21-27, 1968
Mission: First to orbit the moon
Crew: Borman, Lovell, Anders

Apollo Flight 9
Date: March 3-13, 1969
Mission: Tested the Lunar Module
Crew: McDivitt, Scott, Schweickart

Apollo Flight 10
Date: May 18-26, 1969
Mission: Tested the Lunar Module around the moon
Crew: Cernan, Young, Stafford

Apollo Flight 11
Date: July 16-24, 1969
Mission: First to land on the moon
Crew: Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins

Apollo Flight 12
Date: No  v. 14-24, 1969
Mission: Landed on the moon
Crew: Conrad, Bean, Gordon

Apollo Flight 13
Date: April 11-17, 1970
Mission: Was supposed to land on the moon but had a malfunction
Crew: Lovell, Swigert, Haise

Apollo Flight 14
Date: Jan. 31-Feb. 9, 1971
Mission: Landed on the moon
Crew: Shepard, Mitchell, Roosa

Apollo Flight 15
Date: July 26-Aug. 7, 1971
Mission: Landed on the moon
Crew: Scott, Irwin, Worden

Apollo Flight 16
Date: April 16-27, 1972
Mission: Landed on the moon
Crew: Young, Duke, Mattingly

Apollo Flight 17
Date: Dec. 7-19, 1972
Mission: Landed on the moon
Crew: Cernan, Schmitt, Evans

 

 

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