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NASA | View of the Earth during United States Apollo human space flight journey to the moon. Visible are many areas of Europe and Africa and countries identifiable are Portugal, Spain, Italy, the Mediterranean Sea, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, the Black Sea, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Sinai Peninsula, the Nile Delta, Lake Chad, and South Africa. This view of Earth was seen by the Apollo crew as they traveled toward the moon on their NASA lunar landing mission. Photo Credit: NASA
Apollo 7 was the first manned mission. Apollos 4 and 6 were unmanned tests of the large Saturn V moon rocket.
Apollo 5 was an unmanned test of the first Apollo Lunar Module on a smaller Saturn IB rocket; it carried no command and service module.
Two unmanned tests of a smaller Saturn launch vehicle, the Saturn I, are sometimes known as Apollo 2 and 3. The name "Apollo 1" was given to the Crew.
Apollo in 1968 marks the first time humans visited the Moon, with Apollo 8.
Apollo 9 was the third crewed mission - testing several aspects critical to landing on the Moon.
Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission, and the second (after Apollo 8) to orbit the Moon.
Between July 1969 and December 1972, six Apollo missions successfully touched down on the lunar surface.
1970s final five flights of the Apollo Program including uses of the Lunar Roving Vehicle for Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions. The LRV allowed astronauts to expand the amount of science conducted on the lunar surface. The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was a major breakthrough for international collaboration and the final launch of a Saturn vehicle.
1980s saw humanity's first reusable spacecraft, the space shuttle. The launch of Columbia's STS-1 mission ushered in three decades of experience in low-Earth orbit through 135 missions. #apollo #history #exploration #partnerships #explorers #rockets #research #robotics #welding #coding #helicopters #computers #hardware #transportation #science #aerospace #technology #engineering #goals #earth #universe #moon #space #exploration