Apollo Missions

By: Makaylie Montague

Apollo Missions

The Apollo missions was a program run by NASA. Their goal was to reach the moon. After test, experiments, fails and explosions they were successful, not only by reaching the moon but learning about space and the way it works.


  • The Apollo mission was a mission to the moon orginized by NASA.

  • The apollo missons was the first program to carry people to the moon, this program got 12 people to the lunar surface.

  • Apollos mission carries 3 people a time.

  • Satern v (a rocket) was about 30 stories tall and about 6.2 million pounds.

  • Three missions circled the moon but never landed.

  • Scientists collected about 842 pounds of rock samples from the moon.

  • In order for Astronauts to sleep on the rocket they strap themselves in sleeping bags tied to the wall, they also wear thick eye covers so they aren't blinded by the sun during orbit.

  • The first mission to be shown on television was Apollo 7.

  • The crew for Apollo 7 had a bad attitude and wasn't asked back to another mission.

  • The crew for Apollo 7 was the back up crew for Apollo 1.

  • Crews started to name the LM and CM silly names such as Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

  • The apollo mission lasted from 1961 to 1975, 14 years.


  • Apollo 1: Apollo 1 was a fail, stealing the lifes of Roger Chaffee, Virgil Grissom, and Edward White II on January 7, 1967. A fire spread through the command module during a launch pad test. Apollo one was scheduled for a take of February 21, 1967.

  • There wasn't an official designation for Apollo missions 2 or 3.

  • Apollo 4: This mission was successful, the goal was to have the first launch of the Saturn V space shuttle. There was nobody in the shuttle.

  • Apollo 5: On January 22nd, 1968, another launch with no man, they added the lunar module to help man land on the moon.

  • Apollo 6: On April 4th, 1968, Apollo 6 launched. The shuttle reached orbit but had some inline problems that needed to be improved.

  • Apollo 7: On October 11, 1968 Wally Shirra, Donn Eisele and Walter Cunningham took off. They orbited the earth for over 11 days.

  • Apollo 8: Astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders took off December 21st, 1968. They were first to orbit the moon. They were also first to broadcast the earth. They returned 6 days and three hours after take off.

  • Apollo 9: March 3rd, 1969 James McDivitt, David Scott and Russell Schweickart orbited earth once again. This was a 10 day mission.

  • Apollo 10: Launch on May 18th and May 22nd in the year 1969. This was the final test before they were going to officially put a man on the moon. The shuttle got very close to the moons surface. The astronauts were Thomas Stafford, John W Young and Eugene Cernan.

  • Apollo 11: On July 20,1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon for the first time in history. Michael Collins stayed on the shuttle.

  • Apollo 13: On April 14, 1970 Apollo 13 exploded 56 hours after launch, luckily the three astronauts made it back to earth. The astronauts were John Swigert, Jim Lovell and Fred W. Haise.

  • Apollo 14: The shuttle successfully landed on the moon but had a problem, the ship landed at a uneven, diagonal ground. This mission launched January 31, 1971 with the crew Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa.

  • Apollo 15: A launch contributed to exploring the moon from greater ranges and new equipment.

  • Apollo 16: On April 16, 1972, astronauts spent 71 hours in the lunar surface. The astronauts were Captain John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly II and Colonel Charles M. Duke Jr.

  • Apollo 17: This Apollo mission was to discover more about the lunar materials. The mission was a success. It launched Dec. 7, 1972 with Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt.


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