Apollo Space Missions



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Neil Armstrong"First man on the moon


NASA(early)NASA is a common abbreviation many have heard and many don't even know what it means, well if you don't NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Which in short term means people who deal with space.It was founded on October 1, 1958 by the United States goverment after the all famous world war II we made NASA for our nation's defense.
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Fun Facts About Apollo 11
1. The Apollo’s Saturn rockets were packed with enough fuel to throw 100-pound shrapnel three miles, and NASA couldn’t rule out the possibility that they might explode on takeoff. NASA seated its VIP spectators three and a half miles from the launchpad.
2. The Apollo computers had less processing power than a cellphone.
3. Drinking water was a fuel-cell by-product, but Apollo 11’s hydrogen-gas filters didn’t work, making every drink bubbly. Urinating and defecating in zero gravity, meanwhile, had not been figured out; the latter was so troublesome that at least one astronaut spent his entire mission on an anti-diarrhea drug to avoid it.
4. When Apollo 11’s lunar lander, the Eagle, separated from the orbiter, the cabin wasn’t fully depressurized, resulting in a burst of gas equivalent to popping a champagne cork. It threw the module’s landing four miles off-target.
5. Pilot Neil Armstrong nearly ran out of fuel landing the Eagle, and many at mission control worried he might crash. Apollo engineer Milton Silveira, however, was relieved: His tests had shown that there was a small chance the exhaust could shoot back into the rocket as it landed and ignite the remaining propellant.
6. The "one small step for man" wasn’t actually that small. Armstrong set the ship down so gently that its shock absorbers didn’t compress. He had to hop 3.5 feet from the Eagle’s ladder to the surface.
7. When Buzz Aldrin joined Armstrong on the surface, he had to make sure not to lock the Eagle's door because there was no outer handle.
8. The toughest moonwalk task? Planting the flag. NASA’s studies suggested that the lunar soil was soft, but Armstrong and Aldrin found the surface to be a thin wisp of dust over hard rock. They managed to drive the flagpole a few inches into the ground and film it for broadcast, and then took care not to accidentally knock it over.
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Apollo 11 Crew

The Apollo Sapce Mission

There were 17 apollo space missions and number 8 was the first one to take a human to outer space but apollo 11 wa the most famous for it's moon walk.A scale crist resulted on October 4, 1957 when the soviets lanched they found the shape of the earth magnetic field what came the people thought NASA space mission was a waste of money because of pearl habor acciendent NASA the defenders failed to defend the United States of America but during the late 1940's the department of defense pursed research and rocketry and pper atmospheric sciences as the meaning of America Techology.The United States could us NASA for Some Type of good if not defense then for atmospheric use.

Apollo Timeline

Apollo 1 - Ended in tragedy January 27, 1967.
Apollo 7 - October 11-12, 1968
Apollo 8 - December 21-27, 1968
Apollo 9 (Gumdrop and Spider) March 3 -13, 1969
Apollo 10 (Charlie Brown and Snoopy) May 18-26, 1969
Apollo 11 (Columbia and Eagle) July 16-24, 1969
Apollo 12 (Yankee Clipper and Intrepid) November 14-24, 1969
Apollo 13 (Odyssey and Aquarius) April 11-17, 1970
Apollo 14 (Kitty Hawk and Antares) January 31 - Febraury 9, 1971
Apollo 15 (Endeavor and Falcon) July 26-August 7, 1971
Apollo 16 (Casper and Orion) April 16-27, 1972
Apollo 17 (America and Challenger) December 7-19, 1972