KEVIN has a long history with the Apollo missions
. Having recorded number 11 from the television, he was actually there in person for two of the later missions.
The mission includes four components: a giant Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle -- Mark III rocket (though it is much shorter and lighter than the Saturn V rocket that lifted the Apollo missions
); an orbiter; a lander; and the small rover.
For example, before the Apollo missions
, scientists really did not know how old the Moon was.
There would be six more Apollo missions
. Apollo 13 in 1970 malfunctioned, but the astronauts returned safely to Earth.
Unlike the previous Apollo mission
, Artemis will focus on a region in the Moon that hasn't been explored before.
The entire Apollo mission
sparked scientific and economic innovation within the United States and the excitement of the world.
An event to unveil the first lunar traveler since the last US Apollo mission
in 1972 is planned for Monday at 6:00 pm (0100 GMT Tuesday) at SpaceX's headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, in the middle of metropolitan Los Angeles.
This new vision of Earth's natural satellite comes from an improved analysis of gases trapped in the Moon rocks gathered during the Apollo mission
, as well as detailed measurements of lunar features obtained by recent orbiter missions.
The former Apollo mission
astronaut entered the Guinness Book of Records as "the most isolated human being ever" - but he is now back on earth and sharing his experiences.
But each Apollo mission
also generated hundreds of photographs, many of which have only recently been released by NASA.
Kallman and Worden first collaborated during last year's Paris Air Show, where the astronaut entertained and inspired thousands of visitors, young and old, with the story of his Apollo mission
at Aerogare USA, the Kallman-produced public weekend celebration of U.S.
What was the number of the last Apollo mission
? 17 10.