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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The astronauts hoped it would be a symbol of what our feelings are, what the feelings of the Apollo program are, and a symbol of mankind: that we can live in peace and harmony in the future.
Limitations of the study include the small number of astronauts in the Apollo program and lifestyle factors that cannot be quantified - such as family genetics and diet.
One of only 24 men to visit the moon, he served in nearly every position available to a NASA astronaut, thus putting his personal story on par with that of the Apollo program itself.
A Global Apollo Program would help the world reduce its carbon-dioxide emissions and cut its energy bills.
The meat of the book covers the Apollo program including the personalities, technical challenges, and science involved in space travel and lunar exploration.
Writing on his blog he said: "We've seen an underwater wonderland - an incredible sculpture garden of twisted F-1 engines that tells the story of a fiery and violent end, one that serves testament to the Apollo program.
Neil was a wonderful engineer whose dedication and professionalism on the Apollo program inspired engineers and enthusiasts alike.
Abolghassem Ghaffari, who helped put man on the moon as part of the Apollo program, turned 105 years old June 15.
So from a larger geopolitical perspective, the Apollo program was a dazzlingly bold success.
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.
The Manhattan project, which produced the atomic bomb, and the Apollo program, which landed American men on the moon, have been cited as examples of the success such R&D investments can yield.
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.