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The Apollo Program “ Kennedy’s Challenge”. Hamilton Smith Ronald Bradford. The Apollo Program. It was initiated by U.S President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961. American manned lunar-space program designed to land an astronaut on the moon and return him safely to earth.

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the apollo program
The Apollo Program
  • Itwas initiated by U.S President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961.
  • American manned lunar-space program designed to land an astronaut on the moon and return him safely to earth.
  • Also intended to overtake the former Soviet Union in the space race.
apollo 1
Apollo 1
  • Friday, 27 January 1967
  • Grissom, Chaffee, and White
  • problems immediately occurred
  • a strange odor in spacesuit loop
  • high oxygen flow indication
  • communication problems
  • “Fire in the cockpit”
  • all astronauts died
apollo 7
Apollo 7
  • First U.S threeman mission
  • Schirra, Eisele, and Cunningham
  • first flight of the Apollo space suits
  • first live national TV from space during manned space flight
apollo 8
Apollo 8
  • Lovell, Boreman, and Anders
  • first flight in Saturn V rocket
  • first humans to journey to the Earth’s moon
  • new world speed record of 24,200 mph
  • first TV coverage of the moons surface
apollo 9
Apollo 9
  • First test of LM in space
  • LM-Spider
  • first test of Portable Life Support System
  • McDivitt , Scott, and Schweickart
  • 10 days 1 hr. 53 sec.
apollo 10
Apollo 10
  • Stafford, Young, and Cernan
  • LM-Snoopy
  • CSM-Charlie Brown
  • First time an Apollo spacecraft orbited the moon
  • No landing was made on the moon’s surface
apollo 11
Apollo 11
  • Crew Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.
  • LM Eagle CSM Columbia.
  • Mission simply stated “Perform a manned lunar landing and return”.
  • First return of samples from another planetary body.
the apollo program summary
The Apollo ProgramSummary
  • Met John F. Kennedy’s challenge within the decade of the 60’s.
  • Renewed Americans confidence in themselves following Korean War.
  • James Lovell said, “We now live in a world where man has walked on the moon.”
bibliography
Bibliography
  • World Wide Web: Author - Unknown. Title - Apollo http://www.planetarium.net/educonter/human/apollo.htm
  • World Wide Web: Author - Unknown. Title - Mission http://www.imagine5.com/apollo/missions.html
  • World Wide Web: Author - Unknown. Title - History http//www.ksc.nasa.gov/history/apollo/apollo.html
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