The Apollo Missions

By: Kelsey Tran 7th Pd

What are the Apollo Missions?

The Apollo is the US Space Program that was conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space administration (NASA) which carried people to the moon.


*3 astronauts participated in each mission

* There are 12 missions

* Apollo suffered 2 disasters

* The Apollo missions lasted from 1961 through 1974

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  • The rocket is called Saturn IB for Earth orbiting flights
  • The other rocket is called the Saturn V for Lunar flight
  • Saturn V had to produce enough power to launch 3 astronauts on a 250,000 mile journey to the moon

Apollo 1

  • Apollo 1 is where the 1st disaster happened
  • A fire started during a launch pad test which took the lives of all 3 astronauts
  • The astronauts on Apollo 1 were Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee

Apollo 11

  • Held the first ever landing on the moon
  • They landed on July 20, 1969
  • Neil Armstrong along with Buzz Aldrin were the first footsteps on the moon
  • This area is called "the sea of tranquility"
  • The 3rd Apollo 11 astronaut was aboard the Saturn V orbiting the Command Module

Apollo 13

  • This is where the "Houston, we have a problem...." saying came from
  • Approximately 56 hours after launch, an on-board explosion happened
  • This forced them to circle the moon without landing, but they still made it back safely
  • The mission for Apollo 13 was assigned to Apollo 14
  • The astronauts were James A. Lovell Jr., Fred W. Haise Jr., and John L. Swigert Jr.

Apollo 17

  • This is the last mission of the Apollo missions
  • This last flight was not a mission to the moon
  • They had just planned to perform an orbital rendezvous between a Soviet Soyuz Capsule, & a U.S Apollo Capsule
  • Which came out to be a success like many others
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