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  Apollo Program Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ LaunchBase.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Two of the flights (Apollo 7 and Apollo 9) were Earth orbital missions, two of the flights (Apollo 8 and Apollo 10) were lunar orbital missions, and the remaining 7 flights were lunar landing missions (although one, Apollo 13, failed to land).
Apollo 15 introduced a new level of lunar exploration capability, with a long-stay-time LM and a lunar roving vehicle.
The Apollo program was at least partly motivated by psycho-political considerations, in response to persistent perceptions of American inferiority in space technology vis-a-vis the Soviets, in the context of the Cold War and the Space Race.
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 Apollo 10
Apollo 10 was transferred to Pad B, Launch Complex 39, at KSC - for first operational use of Pad B. Meanwhile, a revised work schedule providing for a Flight Readiness Test on April 9 and launch readiness on May 18 was being prepared for Apollo 10.
Payload: Apollo CSM 106 / Apollo LM 4 / Saturn S-IVB-505N.
Microscopic examination of dust particles collected from the spacecraft after the Apollo 10 mission and of samples collected from the inside of nine garments worn by the Apollo 10 astronauts confirmed preliminary findings that the itching experienced by the astronauts was due to the insulation in the tunnel hatch of the command module.
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 Apollo 20 Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ LaunchBase.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apollo 8 was originally slated to be a D mission, flying the LM and CSM in Earth orbit.
During Skylab 3, a malfunction on the Apollo CSM docked to the station caused fears that the crew would not be able to return safely.
A modified Apollo CSM was prepared, with two crew spaces and three additional bunks crammed in beneath them; however, the problem was fixed without requiring a rescue flight, and the mission was stood down.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Apollo_20   (2372 words)

 ScienceDaily: Apollo 11   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apollo 11 was an American space mission, part of the Apollo program and the first manned mission to land on the Moon.
Apollo 11 passed behind the Moon on July 19 and soon after fired its main rocket, entering into lunar orbit.
Early in the planning of the Project Apollo, NASA decided to combine all communications between spacecraft and Earth into a single digital feed, including audio communications, television images, crew medical telemetry and the spacecraft systems telemetry.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/apollo_11   (3911 words)

 ipedia.com: Apollo 10 Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apollo 10 Mission Insignia Mission Statistics Mission Name: Apollo 10 Call Sign: Command module: Charlie Brown Lunar module: Snoopy Number of Crew: 3 Launch: May 18, 1969 16:49:00 UTC Kennedy Space...
Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the Apollo program, and the first mission to launch from pad 39B.
On May 22, 1969 Apollo 10's lunar module flew within 15,400 m of the moon's surface.
www.ipedia.com /apollo_10.html   (322 words)

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