Apollo Program Motivation

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The motivation for the Apollo program was a challenge that came from President John F. Kennedy. "The President challenged NASA to put a man on the moon 's surface by the end of the decade. NASA met this challenge with the Apollo Program." (What was the Apollo Program?) The challenge of putting a man on the moon was a difficult task and much was learned. There was also a lot of loss. Including the loss of the Apollo 1. Three astronauts lost their lives Edward White, Virgil Grissom and Roger Chaffee.

The questions, could we put a man on the moon? How would we do it? And could we be the first to do so? Had to be answered. During Apollo missions 1 through 10 NASA learned a lot from each mission. The landing of the Apollo 11 mission on the moon

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