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  Project Apollo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Project Apollo was a series of human spaceflight missions undertaken by the United States of America (NASA) using the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn launch vehicle, conducted during the years 1961–1975.
The Apollo program was at least partly motivated by psycho-political considerations, in the context of the Cold War and the Space Race.
Apollo returned 381.7kg (841.5 lb) of rocks and other material from the moon, much is stored at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory in Houston.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apollo_program   (3138 words)

 Apollo 11 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apollo 11 was the fifth human spaceflight of the Apollo program, the third human voyage to the moon, 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 lunar orbit.
The crew decided the Roman numeral XI would not be understood in some nations and went with Apollo 11; they decided not to put their names on the patch to "allow it to symbolize everyone who worked on the moon landing".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apollo_11   (3514 words)

 Apollo 11 Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
pollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon.
The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969.
Apollo 11 achieved its primary mission - to perform a manned lunar landing and return the mission safely to Earth - and paved the way for the Apollo lunar landing missions to follow.
www.nasm.si.edu /collections/imagery/apollo/AS11/a11.htm   (79 words)

 Apollo 11 Summary
As Jack Schmitt relates in his Apollo 17 commentary, six hours of intermittent sleep in orbit can be as restful as six hours of uninterrupted sleep on Earth and, during the outbound trip from Earth, the Apollo 11 crew had been getting between 9 and 10 hours during each of the rest periods.
The Apollo 11 "landing ellipse" contains dozens of craters a hundred meters across or more, and the important point is that the LM had plenty of range so that Armstrong could avoid even the largest of them.
However, it wasn't until Apollo 15 that the lunar stays were long enough - and the astronauts and mission planners had confidence enough - that the crews got out of their suits during the rest periods and, with the help of earplugs to cut down on the noise, really got some sleep.
www.solarviews.com /eng/apo11.htm   (5677 words)

 Spaceflight :Project Apollo
Apollos 9 and 10 were launched in early 1969 to test equipment and practice procedures for the lunar mission.
Apollo 10 astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan flew a “dress rehearsal” of the first lunar landing mission, with Stafford and Cernan descending to within 50,000 feet (14,240 meters) of the Moon's surface.
Apollo 13 suffered a catastrophic explosion in a Service Module oxygen tank at about the midpoint of its lunar journey on April 13, 1970, but the three astronauts, James Lovell, Fred W. Haise, and John L. Swigert, safely returned to Earth through the heroic efforts of their ground support team in Houston.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/SPACEFLIGHT/apollo/SP19.htm   (1915 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 16 | 1969: Apollo 11 takes off for the Moon
The Apollo 11 space rocket has taken off successfully from Cape Kennedy, Florida, at the start of the first attempt to land a man on the Moon.
Apollo 11 is scheduled to touch down on the Moon on Sunday 20 July if all goes well.
The Apollo 11 crew returned safely on 24 July and spent the next 21 days in quarantine at an American military base - a procedure dropped in subsequent missions since no alien organisms were found.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/16/newsid_4091000/4091551.stm   (606 words)

 Apollo 11
Apollo 11 was the first mission to land a man on the moon.
The crew for Apollo 11 was announced in January 1969.
Apollo 11 crew contributed to the creation of the patch.
www.aerospaceguide.net /apollo/apollo11.html   (983 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Apollo 11, The First Landing
At dawn on 16 July, 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 breakfasted on the now traditional low fibre, low waste meal of steak and eggs; donned their spacesuits; and took the transfer van to the waiting spacecraft, which was steadily progressing through the final countdown to Takeoff (T).
On Apollo 11, the crew gave several transmissions of the crafts interior, demonstrated weightlessness with various objects floating in front of the camera, and showed the earth from space through the CM's observation windows.
The priority of the Apollo 11 mission was to establish a landing and, due to weight and time constraints, it carried only a limited scientific package.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A429086   (10124 words)

 'One small step': Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apollo 11, of course, was the mission that put men on the moon, and its astronauts Neil Armstrong (BSAE '55), Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins became the three most visible actors in an ensemble including tens of thousands of engineers, scientists, and support staffers.
Sitting in the Apollo 11 spacecraft atop a Saturn V rocket at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, the three shot off for the moon at 9:32 a.m.
Apollo 11 fell into orbit 60 miles above the moon's surface, and on July 20 at 1:45 p.m.
news.uns.purdue.edu /UNS/html4ever/9903.Armstrong.apollo.html   (851 words)

 Apollo 11 Surface Views of the Landing Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Most of the rocks collected on Apollo 11 are believed to be material that was ejected when West Crater formed about 100 million years ago.
One important objective of the Apollo 11 mission was to observe the properties of the regolith and assess how these properties affected the crew's ability to move about and to work on the lunar surface.
This investigation was known as the Soil Mechanics Investigation, which on Apollo 11 consisted of verbal descriptions by the crew and close-up photographs of the regolith, including three-dimensional stereo photographs.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/Apollo11/A11_LandingSite_viewsfrom.html   (536 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Space - Apollo 11
Apollo 11 is perhaps the most famous mission of all time.
Apollo 11 had been fitted with long spikes on the ends of its legs, as mission planners were uncertain how deep the lunar dust was going to be.
The Apollo 13 mission was nearly a disaster.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/space/exploration/missiontimeline/apollo11.shtml   (416 words)

 Apollo 11
Apollo 11 was the name of the first mission to succeed in landing a person on the surface of the moon.
Apollo 11 returned to Earth on July 24, 1969, meeting President Kennedy's challenge earlier that decade to safely send a human to the Moon and back.
Today, the Apollo 11 mission remains one of the greatest technological achievements of all time.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/space_missions/apollo11.html   (274 words)

 Apollo 11
Intentional impacting of the ascent stage for Apollo 11 was later determined not to be desirable.
A significant milestone was reached June 18 when the scientific investigators and the Apollo 11 astronauts went through a successful simulation of the EASEP (Early Apollo Surface Experiments Package) activities, ranging from the data plans and procedures to the use of the facilities.
Payload: Apollo CSM 107 / Apollo LM 5 / EASEP / S-IVB-506.
www.astronautix.com /flights/apollo11.htm   (10575 words)

 Apollo 11 Books
A transcript of the Apollo 11 Post-flight Press Conference held in Houston, Texas, August 12, 1969.
The Apollo 11 flight is included as well, with Buzz's commentary on the landing and lunar excursion.
Also includes excerpts from the Apollo 11 air-ground conversations, list of Saturn 5 contractors, and manned space flights to the date of publication.
www.boggsspace.com /apollo11.htm   (1695 words)

 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Recounts Apollo 11 UFO Encounter - - July 18, 1969 - UFO Evidence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mike (Collins) decided he thought he could see it in the telescope and he was able to do that and when it was in one position, that had a series of ellipses, but when you made it real sharp it was sort of L shaped.
Narrator: Traveling along side of Apollo 11 was a mysterious object like this one (a ringed object at close range is shown), filmed on a later mission.
Aldrin: Mike (Collins) decided he thought he could see it in the telescope and he was able to do that and when it was in one position, that had a series of ellipses, but when you made it real sharp it was sort of L shaped.
www.ufoevidence.org /cases/case592.htm   (755 words)

 Apollo 11   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Apollo 11 spacecraft was launched from Cape Kennedy at 13:31:01 GMT on July 16, 1969.
This view was obtained by the unmanned Lunar Orbiter V spacecraft in 1967 prior to the Apollo missions to the Moon.
During their historic extravehicular activity (EVA), the Apollo 11 crew planted the flag of the United States on the lunar surface.
www.harmonize.com /swdroundup/Apollo11.htm   (1442 words)

 Spaceflight Now Plus | Apollo 11 video directory
On this anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission, re-live the thrilling launch as the astronauts depart Earth for their lunar voyage.
The Apollo 11 astronauts narrate footage of their historic landing on the moon and describe the technical details of the descent.
The Apollo 11 astronauts are retrieved from their capsule and welcomed back to Earth by President Richard Nixon.
www.spaceflightnow.com /plus/apollo11video.html   (853 words)

 NASA Apollo Mission Apollo-11
The splashdown May 26, 1969, of Apollo 10 cleared the way for the first formal attempt at a manned lunar landing.
Six days before, the Apollo 11 launch vehicle and spacecraft half crawled from the VAB and trundled at 0.9 mph to Pad 39-A. A successful countdown test ending on July 3 showed the readiness of machines, systems, and people.
The crew for Apollo 11, all of whom had already flown in space during Gemini, had been intensively training as a team for many months.
science.ksc.nasa.gov /history/apollo/apollo-11/apollo-11.html   (5714 words)

 Boeing Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Apollo 11   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of the threads of common heritage that ties together the people of Boeing is also one of the watershed events of the 20th century: landing a human on the moon.
Just as the International Space Station is doing today at Boeing, Apollo 11 brought together the great energy, grand visions and strong passion of Boeing people working on a U.S. space program that was going full tilt.
From October 1968 through July 1969, the United States launched five Apollo missions: Apollo 7 made the first flight to Earth orbit; Apollo 8 made the first orbit of the moon; Apollo 9 and 10 tested the Lunar Module; Apollo 11 landed men on the moon.
www.boeing.com /news/feature/apollo11   (364 words)

 Apollo 11 - Anniversary
The famous Apollo 11 landing was only one mission in several decades of space exploration.
For those who witnessed the event, the team of three Apollo 11 astronauts—Neil Armstrong, "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins (who orbited the craft around the moon)—seemed to embody the ideals and hopes of all human beings.
From this trip and subsequent Apollo missions, much was learned about the physical constitution and early history of the earth's only natural satellite, including information about magnetic fields, heat flow, volcanism, and seismic activity.
www.infoplease.com /spot/moonwalk1.html   (568 words)

 Apollo 11 - 17 Mission First man on the Moon - Fullscreen QTVR photo from panoramas.dk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the next 3 years 6 missions to the moon was made and a total of 12 astronauts walked on the moon.
Many of these images are famous, like the one from Apollo 11 showing Buzz Aldrin with Neil Armstrong reflected in the glass of his helmet.
During the last year the original films have been rescanned in large resolution and the Apollo 11 images were released the week before the 35 year anniversary.
www.panoramas.dk /fullscreen3/f29.html   (603 words)

 Spacecraft Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In one of the greatest technological achievements in history, the lunar module Eagle settled onto the Moon's surface on July 20, 1969.
This 3-DVD set chronicles America's "one giant leap for mankind" from launch to landing with comprehensive footage from the film and videotape records of Apollo 11.
Included in the set are the complete in-flight TV transmissions and onboard 16mm film footage, astronaut commentary from post-flight debriefings, the lunar landing with rare multi-track sound, spectacular multi-angle launch footage, along with pre-mission interviews, training and preparation footage, Saturn V stacking and rollout, pad operations and more.
www.spacecraftfilms.com /apollo11.html   (204 words)

 Amazon.com: Apollo 11 - Men on the Moon: DVD: Carmen Argenziano,Tuck Milligan,Dennis Lipscomb,William Mesnik,Jack ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Apollo 11 lunar landing sight fly over (from the far Eastern approach at Smyth's Sea to Western edge of the Sea of Tranquillity) from 100+ mile high orbit in the Command Module, with all three Astronauts' real time commentary, is also particularly interesting and unique about this DVD, which all Astronomer's will love.
The story of Apollo 11 told in this DVD's many hours of raw, unedited film footage, taken in large part by the Astronauts themselves, is of simply the most significant engineering feat in human history and fascinating from start to finish.
The Apollo 11 set is also a great companion piece to a book like "First Man," the new biography of Armstrong, which goes into minute detail of each EVA.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00009XYYF?v=glance   (2429 words)

 NASA - Apollo 11 at 35:
Celebrating the Past with a Vision for the Future
It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's vision of putting a man on the moon before the decade is out.
Apollo 8 would go all the way to the moon and orbit without a lunar module; it was the first manned flight of the massive Saturn V rocket.
Now, on the morning of July 16, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins sit atop another Saturn V at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.
www.nasa.gov /vision/space/features/apollo11_35th.html   (1056 words)

 The History Place - Apollo 11
Left - Liftoff of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission as the 363 ft. tall space vehicle is launched from Kennedy Space Center at 9:37 a.m.
Twelve minutes later, the astronauts are in orbit 120 miles above the Earth at 17,400 mph, then begin their four day journey to the Moon, nearly a quarter of a million miles away.
The Apollo program had fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's wish to land a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s - and did it just five months and ten days before the end of the decade.
www.historyplace.com /unitedstates/apollo11   (1003 words)

 NASA - Apollo Moon Landing -- 35th Anniversary
The first Apollo missions were spent getting ready for the moon landing.
Apollo 8 and Apollo 10 even flew all the way to the moon, around it, and back to Earth.
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
www.nasa.gov /audience/forstudents/5-8/features/F_Apollo_35th_Anniversary.html   (442 words)

 The Apollo-11 UFO Incidents by James Oberg
As expected, the phony Apollo 11 UFO stories continue to be recirculated and embellished.
The Apollo 11 sightings provide only a portion of the arguments in the book, but they are highlighted.
Constable, meanwhile, was delighted to endorse White's interpretation of the Apollo 11 photographs.
www.debunker.com /texts/apollo11.html   (7566 words)

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