Lovell, Jr. is a NASA astronaut, and was born March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. James was the official crew commander of Apollo 13 but he was also involved in other missions besides Apollo 13. He also was involved in the Gemini VII, Gemini X11, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13. James was the pilot for the Gemini VII mission, commander for the Gemini XII mission, command module pilot for Apollo 8, and commander for Apollo 13. John L. Swigert Jr., was born August 30, 1931 in Denver, Colorado he is a NASA astronaut too.
She considers her hometown La Mesa California. Ellen Ochoa is a veteran astronaut and she is the eleventh director of the Jonson Space Center. She is the first Hispanic director and it’s the second female director of the Johnson Space Center. She became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on the space shuttle back in 1993. Ochoa has gone to space four times.
So on NASA started working on the spacecraft “Apollo 11” this aircraft costed 25 billion dollars to build. Then on Dec 7. NASA announces the Gemini Program, which was NASA’s second human spaceflight program. Then on February 20. John Glenn Orbited the earth 3 times in a row, then when he returned home NASA observed him to see if everything was okay with him ,and everything was okay so they packed his bags and sent him back home.
American Astronauts landed on the Moon for the first time while Nixon was in office. His quest as a president was world stability with other countries. Nixon had won his second term as president, but that is when his presidency took a turn downhill. President Nixon is the only president to resign while in office 0n August 8, 1974. He was being investigated for the Watergate scandal, and was on a road to being impeached as president.
The Beginning of Mae Jemison Mae Jemison was born Oct. 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. She became famous for being the first African-American woman to join the space program in 1987. Her dad was a carpenter, and her mother was a teacher. Jemison was the youngest child. She moved to Chicago,Illinois when she was three with her brother Charles and sister Ada.
In 1990, she was selected by NASA and became the world 's first Hispanic female astronaut. Ochoa is a veteran of four different space flights that logged over 950 hours. During her time in space she was a mission specialist and flight engineer. In July 1991, Astronaut Ellen Ochoa made history when she becoming the world 's first Hispanic female astronaut in space. Dr. Ochoa
The Association for the Advancement of Science did the same in 1850, and in 1849 the US Nautical Almanac Office hired her to calculate the position of Venus. Mitchell continued her career in science through the Civil War. in 1865, she joined the faculty of Vasser College where she was the only woman. The school gave her access to a twelve-inch telescope, and she began to study the surfaces of Jupiter and Saturn. During her career, she also observed sunspots, stars, solar eclipses, comets, nebulae, and the moons of Saturn and Jupiter.
He was the first person to fly around the moon. Borman earned the Space Medal of Honor in October, 1978 along with Neil Armstrong. After retiring from NASA, he became the CEO of Eastern Air Lines. In 1972, he had to find a plane that crashed in a swamp and later rescued many passengers from the sinking aircraft. In 1990, Frank Borman was inducted to the National Aerospace Hall of Fame.
The United States wanted to hold the title in becoming the first in the world to successfully send a man to the moon. Unfortunately in 1967 tragedy struck the Apollo program when Apollo 1 had a fire during a launch test killing all three crewmembers this tragedy had set the program back until NASA was able to correct the problem. Apollo spacecraft 7-10 were all “dress rehearsal” missions leading up to the Apollo 11 mission In July 1969 when Neil Armstrong stepped
Dissatisfied with the result, he determined to master optics, and built two more telescopes in the next two years, grinding his own lenses and mirrors, and further honing his skills. Clyde Tombaugh Biography Photo Using these homemade telescope, he made drawings of the planets Mars and Jupiter and sent them to the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Since then, I have longed to work on something so amazing with a team that is able to accomplish so much. My sophomore year of high school, I began searching for an internship in the aerospace industry. Although I was told I had no chance since I was only fifteen, I refused to be dissuaded. Through a friend, I was introduced to and interviewed by the head of the Business Incubator Program at the University of Central Florida. She referred me to an aerospace company called Earthrise Space Foundation and recommended to its owner that he offer me an internship.