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  • Project Apollo
    By: Ericka Doke
  • History
    John F. Kennedy who was the president at that time was encouraging space travel
    His goal was to send astronauts to the moon by the end of the decade
    This was only three weeks after Alan Shepard was the first American in space!
    What a huge goal Kennedy had for NASA
  • Goals/Objectives
    Established technology
    Having an established program of exploring the moon
    Capability of man in a space environment
    To have the upper hand in space technology
  • First Missions
    Were unmanned
    Basic goals were to test out the modules: Command, Lunar and Serria
    The Saturn V-rocket was also tested out
  • Apollo 1
    January 27, 1967
    Problems occurred
    During the ‘dress rehearsal’ Virgil Gossom (hmmm), Edward White and Roger Chaffee were getting ready to be the first men in the Apollo flight
    When they were running the test a flash fire started and the crew got trapped
  • Apollo 7
    First manned mission
    Walter Schirra, DonnEiseleand Walt Cunningham
    Walter Schirra was the Commander
  • Apollo 7
    Launched on October 11, 1968
    Had a perfect launch
    “She’s riding like a dream” –Walter Schirra
    5 minutes after that they made the first elliptical orbit around Earth
  • Apollo 7
    Orbited Earth 163 times
    Lasted 10 days and 20 hours
    Goal was to check the service module to set the future lunar mission
  • Problems with Apollo 7
    The lunar module adapter panels didn’t deploy all the way
    Noisy fans
    Some of the windows fogged due to improperly cured sealant
    The chargers for the batteries did not fully charge them
    Many other little inconvenient problems
  • Apollo 8
    Frank Borman, James Lovell Jr. and William Anders
    First manned orbit of the moon
    Goals were to make sure the crew and facilities were operating smoothly and take pictures of the assumed Apollo landing site
    Lasted 6 days, and 3 hours
  • Apollo 10
    Eugene Cernan, John Young, and Thomas Stafford
    Launched on May 18, 1969
    Goals were to check how things operated in the lunar gravitation field
    Lasted 8 days
    So Close!
  • Apollo 11
    Neil Armstrong (Commander), Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, and Michael Collins
    Launched on July 16, 1969
    Goal was to perform an manned lunar landing
  • Apollo 11
    Landed on July 24, 1969 on the Sea of Traquility
    “The Eagle has landed…”
    Buzz Aldrin was originally supposed to be the first man on the moon
  • Apollo 11
    Before they docked to get out, Buzz was told that it wouldn’t be him, but Neil would be the first one on the moon
    Wouldn’t you like to just hurt Neil if you were Buzz?
    “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”- Neil Armstrong
    They had finally earned a lead in space exploration
  • Apollo 12
    Charles Conrad Jr., Richard Gordon Jr., and Alan Bean
    Launched on November, 14, 1969
    Landed on moon (Ocean of Storms)
    Lasted 10 days and 4 hours
    Didn’t have any objectives but they did two lunar walks and brought parts of the Surveyor 3 back
  • Apollo 13
    James Lovell Jr., Fred Haise Jr., and John Swigert Jr.
    Originally Ken Mattingly was supposed to go but he got the measles so Swigert went instead
  • Apollo 13
    “Houston, we have a problem.”
    The oxygen was being released into space
    Had to live in the lunar module
    Continued to orbit the moon and use its pull to shoot them back to Earth
  • Apollo 13
    Other problems were carbon dioxide, water and power.
    Mattingly helped start the Command Module
    Got back safely
    “Successful Failure”
  • Apollo 14
    Alan Shepard Jr., Stuart Rossa and Edgar Mitchell
    Landed on Fra Mauro on the moon
    Stayed on the moon for about a day and 10 hours.
    First time moon rocks were brought back
  • Apollo 15
    David Scott, James Irwin and Alfred Worden
    Launched on July 26, 1971
    Landed on August 7, 1971
    Hadley-Apennine area near Apennine Mts.
    Lasted 12 days and 17 hours
  • Apollo 16
    John Young, Thomas Mattingly II and Charles Duke
    Launched on April 16, 1972
    Landed on April 27, 1972 on the Descartes Highlands
    Collected lunar samples
  • Apollo 17
    Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt
    Launched on December 7, 1972
    Lasted 12 days and 13 hours
    Landed on Taurus-Littrow Highlands
    Objectives were to be able to see where rocks that were younger and older than the ones already taken back
  • What did/does the future hold?
    Apollo-Soyuz
    Americans and Soviets united
    International spaceflight and rescue
    Future international crews
    Space Shuttle
    Reusable booster and orbiter
    Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis and Columbia
    Mars?
    NASA plans to go to Mars, but its not known when this will actually happen
  • Citations
    Pictures
    NASA - Image of the the Day - Gallery. (n.d.). NASA - Home. Retrieved May 29, 2011, from http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/iotd.html
    Information
    NASA - Apollo Missions. (n.d.). NASA - Home. Retrieved May 29, 2011, from http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/index.html