Apollo 11 was about landing on the moon and returning back to Earth safely. The crew on this mission were Neil A. Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Neil A. Armstrong’s job was the commander. Buzz Aldrin’s job was module pilot. Michael Collins job was command module pilot. The backup astronauts were James A. Lovell, commander, William A. Andes, command module pilot, and Fred W. Haise, lunar module pilot (Apollo 11 Crew).
The Space Race was a 20th century competition between the soviet union And the United States for supremacy in spaceflight ability. The launch date for apollo 13 was originally in March of 1970 but later the launch date switched to april. During one of the countdown demonstrations the Kennedy Space Center encountered problems with the oxygen tanks in the service module. When the apollo 13 mission took off their main goal was to land in the Fra Mauro area on the moon. An explosion in one of the oxygen tanks crippled the spacecraft during the flight and the crew were forced to orbit the moon and return to earth without landing. The Apollo 13 mission was launched on April 11th in the year 1970. For the first few days of the flight the crew ran into a couple minor accidents, but Apollo 13 was looking like the smoothest flight of the program. They aborted the mission after 56 hours of flight due to an explosion in the oxygen tanks. “At 5 ½ minutes after liftoff John Swigert, Fred Haise and James Lovell felt a little vibration then the center engine of the S-II stage shut down two minutes early. This caused the remaining 4 engines to burn 34 seconds longer than planned, and the S-IVB third stage had to burn nine seconds longer to put Apollo 13 in orbit.” (nasa.gov) At 55 hours and 46 minutes the crew was finishing a live tv broadcast showing how well they were doing and how they comfortably lived.
Kennedy made a public statement that the U.S. would land a man on the moon before the end of the decade. By the end of 1962, the foundations of the lunar program in NASA, also know as Project Apollo, were in place. From 1961 to 1964, NASA’s budget was increased almost 500 percent, and the lunar landing program eventually involved some 34,000 NASA employees and 375,000 employees of industrial and university contractors. Apollo suffered a setback in January 1967, when three astronauts were killed after their spacecraft caught fire during a launch simulation. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union’s lunar landing program proceeded slowly, partly due to internal debate over its necessity and to the death in January 1966 of Sergey Korolyov, chief engineer of the Soviet space
"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," said by Neil Armstrong as he took his first steps on the moon during the NASA Apollo 11 expedition to the moon. No man has ever been to the moon before and NASA, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was the first to get someone to land on the moon. NASA has had many great accomplishments in exploring the "new frontier" that have affected the United States ever since it was first created in July 1958. The idea for NASA first started when the Soviet Union launched the first satellite on October 4, 1957. United States started up its own space travel program and started to work on its own projects that would be better in than the Soviet Union's. This all started the great space race. It was a big race between the Soviet Union and the United States to see who could learn and discover the most. The United States and Soviet Union started building and sending satellites and space ships. Then they tried to see who could make a suit and ship that would be able to allow a living thing to go up in space. They tested out all of the equipment with monkeys and dogs, seeing what would work. Many animals did die in the process but by the results of their testing they were able to build suits and ships that allow human beings to go up in space. Even though they were able to create these machines, that doesn't mean that they didn't have their difficulties and dangers. Two space shuttles were crashed or blown up. There were many key factors that they had learned to fix that resulted in the crashing of those ships. They have made many discoveries and accomplishments like having the first astronauts walk on the moon.
The goal of Apollo 11 was to send men to the moon, this goal was set by jfk in the year 1961. they landed on the July 20th 1969. The men who were aboard the ship were Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins. These men were (other than Collins) the first people to ever to walk on the moon. The event was televised to millions of American homes. There were also three backup crew members who didn’t go into space: James Lovell, Fred Haise, and William Anders. The crew conducted many science experiments as well as leaving an american flag on the moon. The flag has since been bleached white by the suns unrelenting power.
The success of Apollo 11 which included the historic presence of the first humans on the moon signified the greatest extent of human intellectual advancement. Apollo 11 was part of a larger project known as the Apollo Program, comprised of a large number of unmanned test missions and 11 manned missions. The Apollo Program was intended to land humans on the moon and safely return them back to Earth. Of the 15 missions executed, six resulted in success to date. The concept of space expedition was initially sparked by the Russian launch of satellite Sputnik during the Cold War. The launch induced the creation of NASA’s first human spaceflight program called Project Mercury. A portion of the United States saw the launch as beneficial, as it established the need for the country’s advance, whereas others were concerned about what the Soviet Union will make out of this achievement. The first successful manned space expedition executed was Apollo 7, which had a tremendous influence in the outcome of the subsequent missions. Various other missions were performed before the launch of Apollo 11, some of which were unsuccessful such as Apollo 1, whereas others, like Apollo 7, had prospered in assisting in the success of Apollo 11. During the momentous mission, the participants, Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, fulfilled their roles effectively. With the actions of those that participated in the mission, the United States was able to leave a physical mark on the uncharted territory thought to have been far beyond human reach.
Over all the NASA Apollo 11 space mission was a great success because the achievements that NASA was trying to accomplished had been accomplished by Neil Armstrong being the first man to walk on the surface of the Moon and Buzz Aldrin being the second man to walk on the moon.
It was May 25 1961, tensions from the Cold War were rising and on this day, President John F. Kennedy promised Americans that an American would walk on the moon by the close of the decade. This promise led to the creation of the Apollo program, with the sole mission of landing an American on the moon. Immediately after JFK’s speech at Rice Stadium, he had gained immense support from the American people and started the race to the moon against the Soviets. Project Apollo remains one of the most important programs in our recent history and still has a large impact on society today because it started a technological revolution that contributed to modern technology, helping pave the way towards modern space exploration, and it helped lead America through a time of crisis.
With the splash down of the Apollo XVII module our days on the moon ended. The last time that a man walked on the moon I was not born. There has not been a flight to the moon for over 30 years. I personally feel that this is a true tragedy. I have seen it written that if the Apollo program had continued to receive funding as it had in the early 70’s we would have a base on the moon. If so we would have unmanned lunar Modules to bring supplies to the moon. These may be dreams but as someone that has grown up in the space age I feel that we could achieve these dreams if we really wanted to. I hope that some day, before I am to old, we return to the moon.
The high drama of the first landing on the Moon was over. The players and stagehands stood around waiting for more curtain calls, but the audience drifted away. . . . The bloody carnage in Vietnam, the plight of the cities, the revolt on the campuses, the monetary woes of budget deficits and inflation, plus a widespread determination to reorder priorities pushed the manned space effort lower in national support.
... service module no.4 cover was blown off in the process as well. All oxygen was lost within about three hours, along with loss of water, electrical power, and use of the propulsion system. During pre-flight testing, tank no.2 was having problems and would not empty correctly, probably due to the damaged fill line. “Scientists believe the switches may have welded shut, allowing the temperature inside the tank to get over 1000 degrees F. with the service module damaged beyond repair, the only source of power was the lunar module. The team had to preserve the resources of the command module for reentry into earth
The recovery of the Apollo 13 mission from the oxygen tank explosion wasn’t just pure luck and miracle, but there were also other contributing factors besides those. It may be hard to believe, but the timing of the failure also had a great role in the recovery of the shuttle. If it weren’t for the timing of the disaster, we may have never seen those astronauts again. Nobody knew that the little Aquarius Lunar Module (LM) would save the crew’s life, or that the Lithium Hydroxide Canister Adapter (LiOH) would become so useful in the situation of life or death.
Apollo 1 was to be the first crewed spaceflight in the space project. The Apollo 1 launch was scheduled for February 21, 1967, but on January 27, 1967 the Command Module caught fire during a preflight test launch one month before the projected date of launch. All three astronauts lost their lives in the accident. Astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White, Roger B. Chaffee were all aboard this spacecraft. This postponed crewed launches until NASA officials cleared them for flight.
On July 16, 1969 the space ship Apollo 11 left from Kennedy Space Center en route to the moon. The crew consisted of Neil A. Armstrong, the commander; Edwin E. Aldrin, the jr. lunar module pilot; and Michael Collins, the commander module pilot...
From countdown to splashdown, Apollo 11's mission was filled with some surprising twists and turns. It took a combination of luck, determination and guts for the crew of Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong to get the Eagle to the surface of the moon with only 30 seconds of fuel remaining! Experience the moments leading up to the lunar landing with me.