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Missions to Moon - Apollo

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Apollo | image: http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov

Country : USA
Research Org : NASA
Mission launch : 1963 - 1972
Apollo-1 : 27 January 1967 ( Tragic Loss of Three Apollo Astronauts )
Apollo-4 : Launched 9 November 1967
Apollo-5 : Launched 22 January 1968
Apollo-6 : Launched 4 April 1968
Apollo-7 : Launched 11 October 1968
Apollo-8 : Launched 21 December 1968
Apollo-9 : Launched 03 March 1969
Apollo-10 : Launched 18 May 1969
Apollo-11 : Launched 16 July 1969
Apollo-12 : Launched 14 November 1969
Apollo-13 : Launched 11 April 1970
Apollo-14 : Launched 31 January 1971
Apollo-15 : Launched 26 July 1971
Apollo-16 : Launched 16 April 1972
Apollo-17 : Launched 07 December 1972

The Apollo program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. Six of the missions (Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17) achieved this goal. 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. The six missions that landed on the Moon returned a wealth of scientific data and almost 400 kilograms of lunar samples. Experiments included soil mechanics, meteoroids, seismic, heat flow, lunar ranging, magnetic fields, and solar wind experiments.

References
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo.html

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 September 2009 07:09 )