Essay On Apollo Mission

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The Apollo missions started in 1961. There were a total of 20 Apollo missions. The first Apollo mission was planned to take up to a maximum of 14 days (2 weeks). There were 3 crew members were the Command Pilot, Virgil I “Gus” Grissom, the Senior Pilot, Edward H. White, and the main Pilot, Roger Chaffe. The mission ended due to an unfortunate cabin fire during the launch test on January 27th. The Apollo 7 mission was to last 10 days and 20 hours. The three crewman were, the Commander Walter M. Schirra, the Command Module Pilot, Donn F. Eisele, and the Lunar Module Pilot, R. Walter CunningHam. The launch date was October 11, 1968. 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. The Launch date was December 21, 1968. The plan was to pave the way for Apollo 11. The Apollo 9 mission lasted about 10 days and 1 hour. The three…show more content…
It was launched and did two full revolutions of the moon. Many pictures were gathered and many are used for entertainment and study now. On May 24, the astronauts started descending back to Earth, and 2 days later on May 26, they returned. The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to actually land onto the moon. The famous Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were on the spacecraft and were the first humans to ever step foot onto a planet other than Earth. They brought back samples of the moon for further study and research. Right after they landed onto the moon, they prepared for liftoff again as a safety measure. They weren 't taking chances because of all the disastrous attempts before Apollo 11. Armstrong was the first of the two astronauts to leave the
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