This scientific study will analyze the first moon landing by NASA in the Apollo 11 space mission from July 16th to July 20th in 1969. The launching of the Apollo II program was the first designated landing of a space vehicle in the history of the human race. Under the leadership of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 mission defined one of the most important acheivements of early astronuatics in the Apollo space program. The initial stage of the mission involved being launched from the Kennedy Space Center by a Saturn V rocket. This rocket had three major parts involved in the space mission, which included a command module, service module, and lunar module that carried the three astronauts into space after the launch.
This mission was the first flight for pilot Richard F. Gordon Jr, who belonged to the third group of astronauts. The backup crew consisted of command pilot Neil A. Armstrong and pilot William A. Anders. Overall, the Gemini XI spacecraft closely resembled that of Gemini VIII to Gemini XII, as
SpaceX is floating on cloud nine after the success of their Falcon 9 launch and landing on April 8. On that rocket was the Dragon capsule that safely delivered supplies to the International Space Station. To top it off the booster touched down on a drone ship at sea. This was the first landing of its kind. The historic move put the spotlight on the company.
On January 9, 1969 Armstrong was named commander of Apollo 11, and that was the first try to land a human on the moon. On July 16 1969 Armstrong and his pilots took off to the moon. About seven hours after they landed, they opened the door and walked down the ladder before he became the first man to walk on the moon, He said “that’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind “. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent more than 2 hours outside the craft. They studied the surface and collected rocks, and after a day, they left and docked with Collins while he was in orbit then all three flew back.
James “Jim” A. Lovell was the Commander of Apollo 13 and is a retired captain from the United States Navy. The Apollo 13 launch was his fourth mission (Jones 1). Fred W. Haise was the Lunar Module Pilot. He flew test flights but Apollo 13 was his first space mission (Jones 3). John "Jack" L. Swigert was originally named as the backup Command Module Pilot for Apollo 13 but was moved to the primary crew 72 hours before the launch.
Cold War Era Space Race versus Current Space Race The first space race may have ended, but another one has just begun. The finish line is to put the first human on Mars. The current race is not one between two countries, but within one country among multibillion dollar corporations in the United States. The space race of the Cold War Era was one of great ingenuity and accomplishment which opened the door for space exploration and travel. These races do share one major similarity in that the goal of both was and is to make the United States a leader in space exploration; however, the reasons and participants in each race are very different.
Synopsis: Mariner 10 was the last of the Mariner spacecrafts to be launched . The probe was the first spacecraft to visit two planet, Mercury and Venus, make use of gravity-assisted trajectory, and visit a planet more than once, Mercury . The probe made use of advanced technology, such as the X-band high frequency transmitter, and made use of its own solar panels to create make-shift solar sails that allowed for conservation of gas needed for altitude control . The probe answered many questions that scientists had about Venus’ magnetic field and atmosphere as well as about Mercury’s physical composition, magnetic field, and atmosphere . The techniques developed during and for the Mariner 10 mission have been used in subsequent missions,
The giant impact theory, Space.com thinks that the giant impact theory is probably the most valid of the three,this theory holds the idea that the as earth orbited the sun in its early days it collided with many other smaller objects (asteroids) that were travelling through space at the time, and absorbed them into its growing mass. Because of these collisions the earth grew to almost the size it is today. In an
The last astronaut’s job was to Pilot the aircraft in Lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin had finished collecting samples. Neil Armstong was officially the first man on the moon. Together Armstong and Aldrin collected about 47.5 pounds of Lunar resources to bring back to earth for testing. Overall the mission was a success in the fact that America beat the soviets in the Space Race, and also collect almost 50 pounds of Lunar resources. Apollo 11 returned 18 days later on July 24th to be greeted by a huge crowd.
On October 1, 1957, the Soviet Union launched its first satellite. Sputnik became known as the world’s first artificial satellite in space. It weighed 184 pounds in was 32 inches in diameter. Sputnik orbited the Earth every 98 minutes and traveled