Apollo program


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Apollo program

[ə′päl·ō ¦prō·grəm]
(aerospace engineering)
The scientific and technical program of the United States that involved placing men on the moon and returning them safely to earth.
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A Global Apollo Program would help the world reduce its carbon-dioxide emissions and cut its energy bills.
The PR campaign surrounding the Apollo program is described as evolving in the context of the political, technological, and social changes that defined the 1960s.
He argues we face similar challenges here on Earth that we could tackle if we had the determination and sense of community that were hallmarks of the Apollo program.
John Logsdon has provided a valuable service in his detailed and insightful analysis of President Kennedy's decision to launch the Apollo program.
The most reasonable idea we have is based on Moon rocks from the Apollo program of the 1960s and 1970s.
Each of the twenty-one astronauts from the Apollo program have selected a favorite photograph from his space flight to be included in this memorial book.
Students will read about the Big Bang theory, how the universe may end, what stars and planets are made of, black holes, eclipses, the lifecycle of a star, nebulae, going supernova, antimatter, dark matter, the Milky Way, how rockets work, Projects Mercury, Vostok, and Gemini, the Apollo program, the space shuttle, and space probes.
As a result of President Kennedy's challenge, the Apollo program landed astronauts on the moon six times between 1969 and 1972.
The event is being managed by the X Prize Foundation and is sponsored by Northrop Grumman, the company that built the lunar lander for the Apollo program.
Interchar is derived from the company's Chartek technology, developed more than 30 years ago to meet the needs of NASA's Apollo program and oil companies' offshore rigs.
Ali G presses former astronaut Buzz Aidrin--who last year punched an overly aggressive conspiracy theorist who asked him to swear on a Bible that the lunar landings were not faked--for a response to the wellknown rumors about the Apollo program.