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  • 1.Project Apollo
    By: Ericka Doke

2. History
John F. Kennedy who was the president at that time was encouraging space travel
His goal was to send astronauts to the moon by the end of the decade
This was only three weeks after Alan Shepard was the first American in space!
What a huge goal Kennedy had for NASA
3. Goals/Objectives
Established technology
Having an established program of exploring the moon
Capability of man in a space environment
To have the upper hand in space technology
4. First Missions
Were unmanned
Basic goals were to test out the modules: Command, Lunar and Serria
The Saturn V-rocket was also tested out
5. Apollo 1
January 27, 1967
Problems occurred
During the dress rehearsal Virgil Gossom (hmmm), Edward White and Roger Chaffee were getting ready to be the first men in the Apollo flight
When they were running the test a flash fire started and the crew got trapped
6. Apollo 7
First manned mission
Walter Schirra, DonnEiseleand Walt Cunningham
Walter Schirra was the Commander
7. Apollo 7
Launched on October 11, 1968
Had a perfect launch
Shes riding like a dream Walter Schirra
5 minutes after that they made the first elliptical orbit around Earth
8. Apollo 7
Orbited Earth 163 times
Lasted 10 days and 20 hours
Goal was to check the service module to set the future lunar mission
9. Problems with Apollo 7
The lunar module adapter panels didnt deploy all the way
Noisy fans
Some of the windows fogged due to improperly cured sealant
The chargers for the batteries did not fully charge them
Many other little inconvenient problems
10. Apollo 8
Frank Borman, James Lovell Jr. and William Anders
First manned orbit of the moon
Goals were to make sure the crew and facilities were operating smoothly and take pictures of the assumed Apollo landing site
Lasted 6 days, and 3 hours
11. Apollo 10
Eugene Cernan, John Young, and Thomas Stafford
Launched on May 18, 1969
Goals were to check how things operated in the lunar gravitation field
Lasted 8 days
So Close!
12. Apollo 11
Neil Armstrong (Commander), Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, and Michael Collins
Launched on July 16, 1969
Goal was to perform an manned lunar landing
13. Apollo 11
Landed on July 24, 1969 on the Sea of Traquility
The Eagle has landed
Buzz Aldrin was originally supposed to be the first man on the moon
14. Apollo 11
Before they docked to get out, Buzz was told that it wouldnt be him, but Neil would be the first one on the moon
Wouldnt you like to just hurt Neil if you were Buzz?
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.- Neil Armstrong
They had finally earned a lead in space exploration
15. Apollo 12
Charles Conrad Jr., Richard Gordon Jr., and Alan Bean
Launched on November, 14, 1969
Landed on moon (Ocean of Storms)
Lasted 10 days and 4 hours
Didnt have any objectives but they did two lunar walks and brought parts of the Surveyor 3 back
16. Apollo 13
James Lovell Jr., Fred Haise Jr., and John Swigert Jr.
Originally Ken Mattingly was supposed to go but he got the measles so Swigert went instead
17. Apollo 13
Houston, we have a problem.
The oxygen was being released into space
Had to live in the lunar module
Continued to orbit the moon and use its pull to shoot them back to Earth
18. Apollo 13
Other problems were carbon dioxide, water and power.
Mattingly helped start the Command Module
Got back safely
Successful Failure
19. Apollo 14
Alan Shepard Jr., Stuart Rossa and Edgar Mitchell
Landed on Fra Mauro on the moon
Stayed on the moon for about a day and 10 hours.
First time moon rocks were brought back
20. Apollo 15
David Scott, James Irwin and Alfred Worden
Launched on July 26, 1971
Landed on August 7, 1971
Hadley-Apennine area near Apennine Mts.
Lasted 12 days and 17 hours
21. Apollo 16
John Young, Thomas Mattingly II and Charles Duke
Launched on April 16, 1972
Landed on April 27, 1972 on the Descartes Highlands
Collected lunar samples
22. Apollo 17
Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt
Launched on December 7, 1972
Lasted 12 days and 13 hours
Landed on Taurus-Littrow Highlands
Objectives were to be able to see where rocks that were younger and older than the ones already taken back
23. What did/does the future hold?
Americans and Soviets united
International spaceflight and rescue
Future international crews
Space Shuttle
Reusable booster and orbiter
Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis and Columbia
NASA plans to go to Mars, but its not known when this will actually happen
24. Citations
NASA - Image of the the Day - Gallery. (n.d.). NASA - Home. Retrieved May 29, 2011, from
NASA - Apollo Missions. (n.d.). NASA - Home. Retrieved May 29, 2011, from