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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?
      Americans and Soviets united
      International spaceflight and rescue
      Future international crews
      Space Shuttle
      Reusable booster and orbiter
      Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis and Columbia
      NASA plans to go to Mars, but its not known when this will actually happen
    • Citations
      NASA - Image of the the Day - Gallery. (n.d.). NASA - Home. Retrieved May 29, 2011, from http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/iotd.html
      NASA - Apollo Missions. (n.d.). NASA - Home. Retrieved May 29, 2011, from http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/index.html