There were two goals set for this Apollo mission. The first was to rendezvous and dock with the CSM. The second goal was to film live television pictures. The Apollo 8 mission lasted about 6 days and 3 hours. The three crewman were the Commander, Frank F Borman II, the Command Module Pilot, James A. Lovell JR., and the Lunar Module Pilot, Major William A. Anders.
He was the perfect man for the job because he was an excellent pilot and he had a remarkable ability to keep cool in extraordinarily dangerous situations. He learned how to land on the moon by a flying test machine called the lunar landing researched vehicle. The Apollo 11 mission occurred eight years after President John F Kennedy announced a national goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the 1960’s. Apollo 11 was the final manned mission and it took place in 1972. On January 9, 1969 Armstrong was named commander of Apollo 11, and that was the first try to land a human on the moon.
Apollo 13 depicts the historical story of the 1970’s spacecraft and its tumultuous journey through space. The film highlights the successful failure of a space launch where a series of unforeseen circumstances would become the culmination of NASA’s most demanding challenges. The ability of the individuals’ involved showed great human ingenuity, courage, and the collaboration between these people depicted a human triumph over the human failure. A collection of highly knowledgeable mathematicians, physicists, and engineers worked in unison with three astronauts, Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise, to overcome life-threatening hurdles. The people involved in the Apollo 13 crisis were the epitome of perseverance, resilience and tenacity, and their leadership teaches us about the importance of communication, courage, and unity.
Magic: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were the words that Neil Armstrong declared when he stepped down from the Apollo 11 spacecraft onto the moon’s surface. A human walking on the moon is no small feat. It would’ve cost more than 100 billion dollars today. The journey itself took a hundred thousand engineers, technicians, and scientists, and even then, they were problems. This 8-day event is a huge marker in history.
Ernesto Galarza and the Apollo 13 crew both undertook a mission. The Apollo 13 crew went on a mission of discovering the lunar highlights, but turned into a mission of survival. Ernesto Galarza had a mission of becoming a good American and learning English in the United States. Both stories had to be courageous, determined and have teamwork with other people. These characteristics helped them achieve their goal.
Causing the reader to see this in a different light and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase through the use of imagery. Another time that Owen uses imagery is another time that he was on a helicopter on a mission. The mission was for him and his team to fly to the compound where Osama Bin Laden was staying. But instead of describing a fellow soldier Owen’s explains how he felt when the helicopter had some technical difficulties as the helicopter begins to crash. Owen describes his experience as: “Suddenly I felt the helicopter kicked to the right ninety degrees and I could feel my stomach drop like riding a roller coaster.”(Owen, 211) In spite of the roller coaster crash landing they were able to successfully complete their mission.
The mercury missions goal was to orbit a crewed spacecraft around earth and bring it back safely, their achievements was that there was 6 successful manned space flights. In the Gemini Missions there goal was to have shuttles connect together and be able to dock so they can communicate with the ISS, their achievements were they were able to have two space shuttles connect together also were able to dock the space shuttle in space. In the Apollo missions there goal was to create technology to meet all the nations needs Preeminence in space, their achievements which was a very big achievement was Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to be on moon. These missions I believed are what made The Moonport USA. The Moonport USA didn’t only make an effect and change only Florida but it had an effect on the entire nation and to other countries.
When Neil Armstrong first touched down on the moon in 1969, millions of people watched him take the first step and create history (Villard). Yet even as we’ve moved on from the moon landings and consider them as a pivotal point for mankind, “Forty years after U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, many conspiracy theorists still insist the Apollo 11 moon landing was an elaborate hoax”(Than). The idea that our voyage to the moon was deliberately staged seems to resurface year after year. While the conspiracy theorists claim the moon landing was a hoax, creating a fake moon landing would have been more expensive and difficult than actually reaching the moon. The race to the moon began on October 5, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into orbit around the earth: “When the Soviet Union launched the satellite Sputnik, on October 4, 1957, the United States experienced a technological identity crisis”(Olson).