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  Contact Light - a personal retrospective of Project Apollo
Project Mercury concluded in 1963 after six successful Earth-orbital and sub-orbital flights, and Project Gemini continued paving the way to the Moon in March of 1965.
The Apollo project was dealt a major setback in early 1967 with the tragic Apollo 1 fire and death of its crewmen during training, and it wasn't until October of 1968 (23 months after the final Gemini flight) that manned missions resumed with the launch of earth orbital mission Apollo 7.
Apollo 17 set records for total duration of lunar EVA's (22 hours), distance driven with the LRV (36 km.) and lunar samples collected (254 lbs.), and brought the manned lunar landing missions to conclusion in grand fashion with a spectacular televised lunar liftoff.
www.retroweb.com /apollo_retrospective.html   (3583 words)

  Apollo Project
The success of the Apollo Project rested on the development of the Saturn series of launch vehicles, and, in particular the Saturn V moon rocket.
President Eisenhower initially opposed this development beyond the Mercury Project, but Apollo was given the green light by his successor on May 21, 1961, when President Kennedy declared America’s goal of placing humans on the Moon by the end of the decade.
Apollo 7 and 9 were Earth-orbiting missions to test the CM and LM.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/A/Apollo_Project.html   (2084 words)

 NASA's Solar System Exploration: Missions: By Target: Moon: Past: Apollo
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.
Apollo 13 did not land on the Moon due to a malfunction, but also returned photographs.
solarsystem.nasa.gov /missions/profile.cfm?Sort=Target&Target=Moon&MCode=Apollo   (143 words)

 SPACE.com -- Project Orion to Follow Apollo to the Moon
Project Apollo put the first humans on the surface of the Moon.
In addition to its association with Greek mythology, which includes tales of Apollo and Artemis, Orion is also one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky, that of the embattled hunter.
Project Orion was also the title given to a 1960s project to design a
www.space.com /news/060720_cev_orion.html   (612 words)

 Spaceflight :Project Apollo
Project Apollo required construction of facilities to build the Saturn, and for mission control and astronaut training, as well as for design of the spacecraft and rockets.
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.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/SPACEFLIGHT/apollo/SP19.htm   (1915 words)

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Project Apollo was a series of human spaceflight missions undertaken by the United States of America using the Apollo spacecraft, conducted during the years 1961-1972.
During Project Apollo, six highly complex manned craft landed on the Moon, took off and returned to Earth using a relatively low level of technology.
Their project worked more towards first sending an unmanned lander to the Moons surface to collect samples, take pictures and measure radiation levels.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/apollo-united-state--project-apollo.html   (474 words)

In addition, the first two sheets of a projected 144 sheet map coverage of the lunar surface on a 1:1,000,000 scale were forwarded to STG by the Center.
A Navy YFNB barge was obtained by NASA to serve as a replacement for the Palaemon in transporting of the Saturn booster to Cape Canaveral.
The proposal was in direct competition with the Apollo proposals that favored direct landing on the moon and involved a 150,000-pound payload launched by a Nova-class vehicle with approximately 12 million pounds of thrust.
www.astronautix.com /project/apollo.htm   (16307 words)

 The Apollo Program
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.
On the Moon with Apollo 16: A Guidebook to the Descartes Region: This guidebook contains many photographs and diagrams of the Descartes region and the equipment used on Apollo 16 for research and exploration and also explains the importance of scientific research in the region.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/apollo.html   (981 words)

 Wal-Mart Joins Project Apollo
Project Apollo combines Arbitron's portable people meter system and ACNielsen's Homescan technology to provide advertisers with measures of multimedia exposure and consumer purchasing behavior.
In addition to participating in the pilot, Wal-Mart will also join the other advertisers as a member of the Project Apollo steering committee, which, along with their agencies, advises Arbitron and VNU on the design of the service.
"We are looking to Project Apollo as an innovative research service that will help us understand how multiple touch points of our media strategies work, including traditional vehicles and obviously our own store communication touch points," said Ramon Portilla, director of communication insights at Wal-Mart, which spends $570 million annually in domestic measured media.
www.adweek.com /aw/national/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003315607   (228 words)

 » A tour of Adobe’s Apollo project with Kevin Lynch | The Universal Desktop | ZDNet.com
He also took time to talk about the Apollo project and demo some of the applications that people within the company are building.
Kevin described the Apollo codename as an extension of the Central codenames, which were Mercury (version 1) and Gemini (version 1.5).
Apollo is the code name for a cross-operating system runtime being developed by Adobe that allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills (Flash, Flex,...
blogs.zdnet.com /Stewart/?p=127   (1578 words)

 Adobe Reveals More Details on Apollo
The idea behind Apollo, Hay said, is to enable apps currently made from Flash and PDF to "move beyond the browser" by assigning Flash-based apps a desktop icon that can be launched like traditional apps and utilities.
Apollo will also bridge the print and software world, traditionally Adobe's bailiwick, with the exuberance of the third-party developer market, which was Macromedia's bread-and-butter.
Hay added that Adobe plans to get a free Apollo public alpha download into developers' hands as quickly as possible on the Adobe Labs site so they can experiment with creating their own apps, but it won't be until much later this year.
www.pdfzone.com /article2/0,1895,1967280,00.asp   (1195 words)

 The Apollo Program (1963 - 1972)
The Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicles - Apollo 15, 16, and 17
The Apollo 14 Moon Trees - Trees grown from seeds brought to the Moon by Apollo 14
On the Moon with Apollo 16: A Guidebook to the Descartes Region
nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov /planetary/lunar/apollo.html   (483 words)

 The Project Apollo Archive - Intro Page
On the 35th anniversary of the mission of Apollo 11, and on behalf of the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, Eric Jones and I are very proud to present the photographs of the historic Apollo 11 EVA in unprecedented quality and clarity.
August 15, 2005 - 944 images added to Apollo Image Gallery from original film roll scans: AS14 64/LL, AS15 85/LL (re-processed), AS15 90/PP, AS16 108/I, AS16 110/H and AS17 136/H. June 21, 2005 - Over 270 Apollo 11 training images added to Apollo Image Gallery, most of which are previously unpublished.
Because many have been misled by the misinformation presented in the TV program, the Project Apollo Archive offers links to several excellent documents and web sites which rebut the claims of David Percy, Bill Kaysing and other Apollo skeptics.
www.apolloarchive.com /aparch_main.html   (1565 words)

APOLLO measures the round-trip travel time of laser pulses bounced off the lunar retroreflectors to a precision of a few picoseconds, corresponding to about one millimeter of precision in range to the moon.
A total of four lunar retroreflectors are functional: three Apollo reflectors from Apollo 11, 14, and 15 (three times bigger than 11 and 14), and one French-built, Soviet landed (unmanned) unit from the Luna 21 mission.
APOLLO has benefited from the professional expertise of: Larry Carey, Peter Doherty, Erik Swanson, Sterling Fisher, Tim van Wechel, Allan Myers, Mark Klaene, Russell Owen, and Jeff Morgan.
physics.ucsd.edu /~tmurphy/apollo/apollo.html   (961 words)

 ACNielsen Trends&Insights - Media on the Move: How to Measure In- and Out-of-Home Media Consumption
Another way to think about Project Apollo is that it would aggregate a “day in the life” of thousands of consumers.
Here's an example of what Project Apollo might capture and aggregate in “a day in the life” of a health conscious, Visa- and MasterCard-toting married woman, age 41, with a 13-year-old daughter who lives a hectic life, eats out four to six times a week and places a premium on convenience.
With Apollo, the connection from exposure to action will be clear, direct and measurable, informed by a robust collection of rich consumer profiles contributed by panel members.
us.acnielsen.com /pubs/2004_q4_ci_media.shtml   (1446 words)

 Apollo Alliance : Good Jobs, Clean Energy
We’ve put a broad and diverse coalition together to launch an Apollo Project for a clean energy future, an inspirational national commitment equal to President John F. Kennedy’s pledge to put a man on the moon in 10 years.
The Apollo Alliance helped organized a hearing in front of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global warming on the Economic Impacts of Global Warming and the potential for Green Collar Jobs.
The Oakland Apollo Alliance is co-convened by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and IBEW Local 595.
www.apolloalliance.org   (517 words)

 Legislative Issues - New Apollo Energy Independence Project
With our well-trained and highly talented workforce, intellectual capital, and entrepreneurial spirit, the Northwest is uniquely poised to lead the country, and the world, in the development of these clean energy technologies.
Inslee’s amendment, “The New Apollo Energy Independence Act,” is a comprehensive alternative to the Republican-sponsored energy bill.
Inslee presented his “New Apollo Energy Project” to the Democratic Caucus this morning, in hopes that the Democratic Party will adopt such a plan as their “alternative” energy bill.
www.house.gov /inslee/issues/energy/apollo_new.html   (370 words)

 Apollo Society - Project Delphi
The goal of the Delphi Project is to define, design and establish a permanent, self-sustaining community, "Delphi," on Earth's Moon.
To ensure that a common set of values and goals is shared by collaborators, only Apollo Society members may participate in the forums.
The Apollo Society is a non-profit educational and scientific research organization dedicated to advance space exploration and the establishment of human communities beyond Earth.
www.apollo-society.org /delphi.html   (219 words)

 SourceForge.net: Project Apollo - NASSP
An Apollo add-on for the Orbiter space flight simulator, also known as NASSP or NCPP.
SourceForge.net is introducing a new feature that will let you buy or sell services for Open Source projects right from the site.
View list of RSS feeds available for this project
www.sourceforge.net /projects/nassp   (113 words)

 AIR - Adobe Labs
Photoshop CS3 Extended Plug-In for Google 3D Warehouse
Adobe® AIR™, formerly code-named Apollo, is a cross-operating system runtime that allows developers to use their existing web development skills to build and deploy rich Internet applications to the desktop.
Adobe AIR is now available to download on Adobe Labs.
labs.adobe.com /wiki/index.php/Apollo   (156 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)

 SourceForge.net: Project Apollo
Project Apollo seeks to provide a Java based web application development framework.
The framework is not a RAD tool, but a set of tools and design patterns which can be used to build a properly designed and robust application.
View list of RSS feeds available for this project
sourceforge.net /projects/projectapollo   (111 words)

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