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.
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. Three astronauts, 205,000 miles from Earth, in a crippled spacecraft rely on teamwork and the desire to survive.
Apollo was NASA’s three-man space capsule which was unveiled in 1960. It was a dream and the goal of our country in 1961 Pres. Kennedy announced he wanted a man sent to the moon. Plus the Soviet Union was well into the space race after becoming the first in sending a man into space. 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
Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969. This mission was completed on July 20. Apollo 11 was the first attempted and completed lunar landing. The spacecraft was carrying Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. The objective for these astronauts was to bring moon surface material and bring it back to Earth. Neil Armstrong became the first person to step foot on the moon. As Neil said, it was, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” (The Space Race). 20 minutes after Neil stepped onto the moon, Edwin Aldrin became the second man on the moon. Spacecraft was in orbit for a total of 8 days, 3 hours, 18 min, 35 seconds. The spacecraft also traveled a total of 953,054 miles. The United States sprung ahead of the Soviet Union and won the space
In the 1960's many major events happened. On November 8th, 1960, John Kennedy wins presidency against Richard Nixon. On May 25th, 1961, Kennedy proposed the moon program, the space race had begun. On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two men to land on the moon, the U.S.A had won the space race. It took them a total of three days to reach the moon's lunar orbit. Apollo 11 was launched on July 16th, 1969, and it took a total of twelve minutes to escape Earth's atmosphere. It was an exciting time for people in the 60's.
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.
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.
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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. 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. He was known as a worldwide hero for being the first person to walk on the moon. In 1978 Armstrong received presidential Medal of Freedom, and in 2009 he received congressional gold medal and the collier trophy. (Smith, John M, and Tim Cawkwell, the World Encyclopedia of the Film)
On January 27, 1967 disaster struck for NASA, and America. The first Apollo manned aircraft with the set lunar destination caught fire once deployed. Unfortunately the crew of three did not survive the horrific event. Being the first manned aircraft that NASA’s Apollo program deployed it had significant influence on it’s viewers, and on the space agency. The failure of Apollo 1 was NASA’s first attempt at greatness. Their way of dealing with the public was carefully thought through. Through heart wrenching emotions and logistical strategies NASA was able to convince society that the Apollo mission shouldn’t be considered a defeat, but a breakthrough in American history.
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. On Sep 12 President Kennedy gave a speech at Rice University stating the importance of the Moon
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
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.
The moon landing is a defining moment in American history that will forever unite the country together. For numerous reasons, the importance of sending a man onto the moon was stressed by supporters. The U.S. believed that it in order to keep its position as a world leader, it was vital to beat the Soviet Union to the moon. A man on the moon would help aid the U.S. with new discoveries of extremely useful information about the moon. Information more valuable than a satellite could ever obtain (Space Race). The choice made by John F. Kennedy to place a man on the moon opened an endless realm of possibilities for space exploration, while simultaneously uniting and boosting the morale of the American people together.
Apollo 16 the fifth mission to land people on the moon to earth. Apollo launched at 12:54 EST on April 16,1972. The mission had gotten early complications, which were command and service module problems. The apollo spacecraft had a lot to do with the mission as well, it was built almost the same as Apollo 15 but just made to carry out greater ranges. At the beginning of day three, the spacecraft was about 157,000 nautical miles (291,000 km) away from the Earth. Since they had these complications, Apollo 16 was terminated. The crew consisted of John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly II, and Charles M. Duke Jr. They were supposed to land in a highland region that wasn’t explored yet on the moon. The main objectives of the mission were to inspect, survey, and collect materials, and to conduct