On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission broke the mold of space exploration programs. Three men, one spacecraft, and a Mission Control crew set off for what was supposed to be an exploration and experimentation of rocks found on the moon. This mission became one of the most miraculous events in history. The Apollo 13 is significant to exploration, encounter and exchange in history in that it set the foundation for the space program's growth and further development. The spacecraft’s crew encountered many obstacles during the mission leading NASA to take stronger precautions for future missions.
This goal helped scientists get knowledge of space and measure the skills of Americans. It was also a great way to show the world how powerful America was. Eight years after Kennedy’s speech, NASA successfully met the president’s goal. “A unique confluence of political necessity, personal commitment and activism, scientific and technological capacity, economic prosperity and public mood made possible the 1961 decision to carry out a forward- looking lunar landing program” (Launius 14). On 20 July 1969, an astronaut named Neil Armstrong who traveled in Apollo 11, stepped out on the moon.
The Apollo 16 mission was the 16th lunar mission. It launched from the Kennedy Space Center on April 16, 1972. The crew included Charles M. Duke Jr., John W. Young, and Thomas K. Mattingly II. Once on the moon, the crew was the first to use the lunar roving vehicle (LRV) to cover greater distances than could be achieved by walking. They made visits to Spook Crater, Cinco Craters, and North Ray Crater, among other locations.
Apollo 13 was a successful failure. This is because the astronauts had to duck a mission to overcome the obstacles they faced. Apollo 13 was a successful failure because it was a mission to the moon, with many challenges along the way, as well as surviving the free fall back to earth, safely. In the beginning, Apollo 13 and it’s three astronauts had a mission to go to the moon so that they could sample moon dust.
Alan bean is a respected astronaut. He has traveled into space multiple times on multiple different missions. One of these missions is the Apollo 12 mission. Apollo 12 was the second manned landing on the moon. Alan Bean was the captain of this endeavor along with captain Pete Conrad. They landed in the moons ocean of storms. He explored the surface of the moon while doing multiple surface experiments. They also did the amazing feat of putting the first nuclear power generator station on the moon. This mission was to get a power source on the moon. He made the trek of 250,000 miles in order to complete this mission; it was worth it though, I mean look at those pictures taken by fellow astronaut Richard Gordon. He went on to be the commander
Known for his earth-shattering accomplishment for being the first man to walk on the moon decades ago, American astronaut Neil Armstrong still is a symbolic individual in our nation today. In addition to his success as an astronaut, Armstrong is also known as a test pilot, naval aviator, and an aerospace engineering professor in the University of Cincinnati. Before Armstrong became an astronaut, he served in the Korean War as a U.S. Navy officer. As an astronaut, he was known to partake in multifarious space programs and missions, like NASA (The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for example. With all of his astonishing moments and innumerable contributions, Armstrong will consistently be remembered in history.
On February 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn orbited the Earth three times and safely landed in the Atlantic Ocean. After this accomplishment, the U.S. was now equal in space exploration to the Soviet Union. His actions and dedication to the space program eventually contributed to landing a man on the moon in 1969. He also gave a well thought out speech about equal rights regarding racial segregation in hopes that it would come to an end. He passed a law that said
NASA bumped him down to the Apollo 14 mission - which was the 5th space capsule to land on the moon with human life forms inside - because they said he needed more time to train. They launched Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa in Apollo 14 on January 31, 1971. They landed safely enough with just a few minor setbacks, something that NASA always seemed to have at one point or another. Shepard and one of his crew members, Ed Mitchell, went on the moonwalk to find more geological samples even though Shepard made it very clear to a number of geologists that rocks weren’t important to him.
Apollo missions took exploration to another level. Apollo 11 mission was the mission that allowed man to land on the moon. The motivation that led to the discovery was much related to the unsuccessful “N1” Rocket. NASA was also motivated politically, they wanted to beat Russia to the moon and prove that they could be successful. Questions asked were, could they be the first one to make it to the moon?
3,2,1 Blast off! Apollo 13 was launched into space on April 11, 1970. Little did the three crew members know that they were aboard what one day would be considered NASA’s greatest failure. There are many reasons for people to better understand the problems in Apollo 13. First, the main problem was the oxygen tank that was blown up during the blast off.
By the time millions of Americans were tuned in to watch Neil Armstrong take his first step on the moon, millions of dollars and scientists had been invested into the mission for a decade. The challenge given by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 began NASA´s preparation for landing on the moon in order to answer the questions concerning what we could find in space and in order to beat the Soviet Union in the Space Race. Firstly, unmanned Apollo Missions were sent into space in order to test the structure of the launch vehicles. On January 27, 1967, efforts were momentarily thwarted when a fire broke out at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and 3 astronauts were killed. It wasn´t until 1968 that the first manned space mission orbited earth.
Pierce 1 Hunter Pierce Lotspeich 5th hour English 2 10-20-15 The Space Race In the movie I Robot they're in a future where robots help with everything in day to day life. But one police officer (Will Smith) doesn't trust the robots and thinks they've become too untrustworthy. He soon finds himself to be right.
Deke Slayton was an amazing astronaut as well as a former pilot in the American Air Force, an aeronautical engineer and the first Chief of the Astronaut Office for NASA. His most famous mission was when he was chosen to join the Mercury Seven astronaut crew. One of his other acheivements included being the oldest person to travel in space at the time at the age of 51. Despite all his successes, there were a few setbacks in his life that almost prevented him from accomplishing his goals. In his childhood, his left ring finger got cut off because of an farm equipment accident.
Ed White was the first American to walk in space. White was born on Noverber 14, 1930, in San Antonio, Texas. White went to school at United States Military Academy and University of Michigan U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School James McDivitt is an American former test pilot. James was born June 10, 1929,in Chicago, Illinois. James went to college at University of Michigan and went to Kalamazoo Central High School.