- Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to ever leave Earth's orbit and reach the moon.
- It was also the first spacecraft to ever orbit the moon and return safely back to Earth
- Apollo 11 was the first space mission to land people on the moon.
- Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were the crew for the Apollo 11 space mission .
Apollo 11 Crew
From left to right: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin.
Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20th, 1969.
- Apollo 13 is also known as the successful failure because It never landed on the moon but the crew still returned to earth safely.
- This was the third space mission intending to land people on the moon
- This was also the seventh manned Apollo Mission
- "Apollo Missions." Apollo Missions. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
- NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.