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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Movie images of buttoned-up NASA workers in sterile environments disappear before the trial-and-error atmosphere of Eyles's Cambridge experiences, with the result that the Apollo missions come to seem all the more miraculous for the precarious, inventive nature of their developments.
Of the 24 men who flew into deep space on the Apollo missions, eight have died and all but one of them were included in the study.
However, in the fall of 1970, the final three Apollo missions were canceled.
Some of NASA's Surveyor crafts and manned Apollo missions landed safely in the 1960s and 1970s, though lunar soot did make visibility difficult during touchdown.
It also includes original lunar maps, photos from the Nasa Apollo missions from 1965-72 and archival material relating to the Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The Apollo missions blazed a path for human exploration to the moon and today NASA is taking its Next Giant Leap to near-Earth asteroids, Mars and beyond.
Probably not, and why would youfor many of us today, the moon is just a big decoration in the sky, and the destination of some old Apollo missions.
But, as the Apollo astronauts learned, you can have a devil of a time overcoming even a small amount of dust," University of Western Australia Professor Brian O'Brien, a physicist who developed the experiment while working on the Apollo missions in the 1960s and now has led the new analysis, said.
Four full Moon maps are also included, as are sections on lunar basins, mare ridges, and the landing sites of the Apollo missions and robotic probes.
The moon was the star of the Apollo missions, but the ocean played an important supporting role.
The primary and backup Commander and LEM Pilot for the Apollo missions 15, 16, and 17 were the principal participants.
Each of the six manned Apollo missions that landed on the moon planted an American flag in the lunar dirt.