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Apollo Missions - Information and History of the Apollo Lunar Missions

The crowning achievement of NASA’s early years was Project Apollo. When President John F. Kennedy announced his plans "of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth," NASA, itself was committed to placing a man on the moon. The Apollo moon project was a massive effort that required significant expenditures, costing $25.4 billion, 11 years, and 3 lives to accomplish.
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The Complete Apollo 1 History
On January 27, 1967, tragedy struck NASA on the launch pad during a preflight test for Apollo 204 (AS-204). Three men died, and an entire space program nearly did as well. Planned as the first Apollo manned mission, Apollo 204 (AS-204) was scheduled to launch on February 21, 1967. It never happened.

Apollo 13 Pictures Gallery
It was the thirteenth scheduled lunar space exploration mission, scheduled for liftoff at the thirteenth minute after the thirteenth hour. The Lunar landing was scheduled for the thirteenth day of the month. All it lacked was a Friday to be a paraskevidekatriaphobe’s worst nightmare. Apollo 13, the third planned Lunar-landing mission, was scheduled for launch on April 11, 1970 but did not lift …

The Complete Apollo 1 Story
On January 27, 1967, tragedy struck NASA on the launch pad during a preflight test for Apollo 204 (AS-204). Three men died, and an entire space program nearly did as well. Planned as the first Apollo manned mission, Apollo 204 (AS-204) was scheduled to launch on February 21, 1967. It never happened.

Apollo 1 Mission Pictures
It was January 27, 1967 and the crew of Apollo/Saturn 204 (more commonly known as Apollo 1 mission) were training for the first crewed Apollo flight. During this training, tragedy struck. A fire killed the entire crew. On board were astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, astronaut Edward H. White II, and astronaut Roger B. Chaffee. The Apollo/Saturn 204 mission was officially assigned the name "Apollo 1" in honor of Grissom, White, and Chaffee.

Apollo 13
Apollo 13 was the third scheduled lunar launch, carrying Jim Lovell, Fred Haize, and Jack Swigert to the moon. When an explosion occurred, endangering the Apollo 13 Lunar Landing mission and astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haize, and Jack Swigert, the Apollo 13 mission became a race for survival. As NASA experts and contractors struggled to come up with solutions, the Apollo 13 astronauts; Jim Lovell, Fred Haize, and Jack Swigert; struggled to survive. Apollo 13, the successful failure.

Great Moon Landing Hoax - Did NASA Fake the Moon Landings?
Was the Moon Landing in the 1960's a hoax? Some people claim that NASA lied about the Apollo program and faked the Moon landings. Actually, it would have been harder to fake the moon landings than to do it! Still, many people are confused about it, so let's clear it up the Moon Landing Hoax confusion.

NASA Spinoffs - Inventions Benefiting Our Daily Lives - Apollo Spinoff ...
Every day, in a variety of ways, American lives are touched by space technology. Since 1976, about 1,400 documented NASA inventions have benefited U.S. industry, improved the quality of life and created jobs for Americans. The Apollo program has helped change the way of life in America, especially in health care. Here are some of the inventions contributed by the Apollo program.

Project Mercury and the Mercury 7 Astronauts
Implementation was initiated to establish Project Mercury, on October 7, 1958. The life of Project Mercury was about 4 2/3 years, from the time of its official go-ahead to the completion of the 34-hour orbital mission of Astronaut Cooper. During this period, much was learned about man's capabilities in the space environment & his capabilities in earthbound activities which enabled the successful accomplishment of the objectives of the Mercury Project in this relatively short period.

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