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  The Apollo Program
Apollo Program Overview at the Kennedy Space Center: A fine collection of materials relating to each Apollo mission, including an impressive collection of images.
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal: An excellent site containing the transcripts of all the transmissions between Earth and the Moon while the astronauts were on the surface.
Apollo 12 Flight Journal A new companion to the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal and the already existing Apollo Flight Journals.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/apollo.html   (981 words)

  
  MSN Encarta - Apollo Program
Apollo Program, American manned lunar-space program designed to land an astronaut on the moon and return him safely to earth, as well as to overtake the former Soviet Union in the race to dominate space exploration.
Following the Apollo program, Apollo spacecraft were used to shuttle astronauts to and from the Skylab space station, and an Apollo spacecraft docked with the orbiting Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 19 in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
It was preceded by the manned Gemini program, which engineers used to develop the techniques that would be needed for the ambitious trip to the moon, and the unmanned Surveyor Program, which scientists used to probe the lunar surface.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564360/Apollo_Program.html   (1075 words)

  
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Apollo 2 through Apollo 6 were unmanned test flights; the Apollo 1 designation was retroactively applied to the originally planned first manned flight which ended in a disastrous fire during a launch pad test that killed three astronauts.
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).
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.
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The Apollo program was a series of human spaceflight missions undertaken by the United States of America, conducted during the years (1961-1972).
Apollo was originally conceived late in the Eisenhower administration as a follow-on to Mercury for advanced earth-orbital missions.
Apollo 2 through Apollo 6 were unmanned test flights; the Apollo 1 designation was applied to the originally planned first manned flight which ended in a disastrous fire during a launch pad test that killed three astronauts.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/a/ap/apollo_program.html   (1634 words)

  
 The Apollo Program (1963 - 1972)
Apollos 7 and 9 were Earth orbiting missions to test the Command and Lunar Modules, and did not return lunar data.
Apollos 8 and 10 tested various components while orbiting the Moon, and returned photography of the lunar surface.
On the Moon with Apollo 16: A Guidebook to the Descartes Region
nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov /planetary/lunar/apollo.html   (500 words)

  
 Apollo Space Program   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Description: The Apollo Program was in effect from 1963-72, using the powerful Saturn V rocket for the majority of its launches.
The program was designed to both land men on the moon and bring them safely back to earth.
Apollo 1 ended in a tragic fire during a pre-launch flight rehersal and Apollo 13 nearly ended in tragedy, not allowing its astronauts to be the third crew to land on the moon.
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 Apollo Program
The Apollo Program was nevertheless approved, and development of the Saturn family of launch vehicles, spacecraft, and a deep-space tracking network began.
By 1968, the first Earth-orbital mission, Apollo 7, was flown, followed within months by the first lunar-orbiting mission, Apollo S. The Apollo 9 mission tested the Lunar Module in Earth orbit and, Apollo 10 tested the Lunar Module in lunar orbit, paving the way for the first manned landing in July 1969.
The Apollo Program was the central element of a much broader space initiative that included the Gemini, Lunar Orbiter, Skylab, and Apollo-Soyuz programs.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlnasa/pictures/litho/Apollo/apollo.html   (906 words)

  
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The Apollo Program, begun in 1961 as a response to the challenge of Soviet space activities, rapidly became the backbone of the American space program.
The Apollo 9 mission tested the Lunar Module in Earth orbit and, Apollo 10 tested the Lunar Module in lunar orbit, paving the way for the first manned landing in July 1969.
The program is generally agreed to have been the supreme technological achievement of a millennium now drawing to a close, a unifying experience for the human race, and the beginning of humanity's expansion into the universe.
www.ccsn.nevada.edu /planetarium/apollo.html   (878 words)

  
 Virtual AGC Home Page
This apparently restarts the "pinball" program --- i.e., the program that is responsible for accepting verbs and nouns and displaying stuff on the DSKY --- and it's useful for clearing garbage from the DSKY's display, as the accompanying screenshot demonstrates.
Fortunately, the AGS flight programs have been written to continue operating in the case of self-test failure, even though it is "not recommended".
Prior to the descent of Apollo 14's LM to the lunar surface, a short in the LM control panel caused the abort switch to be triggered intermittently.
www.ibiblio.org /apollo   (5043 words)

  
 Apollo Program Library   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apollo 17 Astronaut-Geologist Harrison Schmitt provides some of the answers in his thought-provoking Foreword, and in Parts 2 and 3.
A riveting portrait of ingenuity, determination, and raw human courage, Chariots for Apollo is the powerful story of how one society came together to reach its goal - a quarter of a million miles away.
This engaging two-hour documentary from NOVA detailing America's space program was produced for the 30th anniversary of the first moon shots.
my.execpc.com /~keithp/alib/alibap.htm   (445 words)

  
 Apollo's Canadian Connections
The Apollo program, which put 12 astronauts on the Moon between July 1969 and December 1972, was the highlight of human exploration of space to date.
Apollo officially began in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy set a national goal of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth" during the 1960s.
For example, Apollo's results were one clue in the trail of evidence that led scientists to conclude that the impact of a giant body wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
spaceistheplace.ca /apollo.html   (1097 words)

  
 The Apollo Program
For more information on the Apollo program and Apollo artifacts in the National Air and Space Museum,
*Apollo 13 did not land on the surface of the Moon.
** Apollo 1 and crew were tragically lost in fire during pre-launch test.
www.nasm.si.edu /collections/imagery/apollo/apollo.htm   (79 words)

  
 Apollo 14 Summary
Anticipation was a major contributor to their sleeplessness; but, as with Apollo 12, the mission simply wasn't going to be long enough for them to get out of the suits.
The Apollo missions were so short - the first three in particular - that all the astronauts really had time to do was make an intelligent selection of samples that emphasized variety.
Apollo 14 was an important bit of preparation for the sophisticated Rover missions with which the Apollo series ended.
www.solarviews.com /eng/apo14.htm   (3279 words)

  
 Space history: Apollo Program space history - Apollo missions spaceflight
The Apollo Program began with a tragedy, when fire swept through a Block One Apollo spacecraft on January 27, 1967 killing Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee during a "plugs out" test on the pad.
The subsequent redesign produced a safer and superior spacecraft for the 45 astronauts that flew in them from Apollo 7 in October of 1968 to Apollo-Soyuz in July of 1975.
In all, twelve men, starting with Neil Armstrong and ending with Eugene Cernan, walked on the moon before Apollo was completed.
www.thespaceplace.com /history/apollo2.html   (250 words)

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