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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They assert that continuing delays in development of NASA's Space Launch System and its Orion capsule, the 21st-century successors to the Apollo program's Saturn V rocket, command capsule, and Lunar Exploration Module, already seem to have hampered the schedule.
Though the Apollo program was conceived during the Eisenhower Administration, Pres.
It was fair enough for liberals to make the Apollo program a rhetorical foil for more welfare spending.
In 1967, yes 50 years ago, NASA scheduled the first mission in the Apollo program, and EAA will celebrate that era of exploration this summer at AirVenture, with a reunion of Apollo astronauts and other special events.
This is what led to the creation of the Apollo Program in the U.S.
'Like the Apollo program, we embark on this journey for all humanity,' NASA said in a report called 'Journey to Mars.' 'Unlike Apollo, we will be going to stay.'
NASA's Apollo program landed the first humans on the moon in 1969.
(Up until this milestone, the most powerful rocket in history was the Saturn V used in the Apollo program.) NASA is testing what will become part of the Space Launch System (SLS), which will be used to launch the Orion spacecraft on deep-space missions, including the scheduled trip to Mars.
In addition, by focusing on Roosa's other roles with NASA--not just his astronaut duties on Apollo 14--Moseley paints a vividly clear picture of the inner workings of that organization during the Apollo program, another rarity for biographies of Apollo astronauts.
He covers thermal protection systems, conservation laws for a multispecies gaseous medium, elementary chemical reactions modeling, approximate methods, ablation of carbon, roughness formation, turbulence and laminar-turbulent transition, pyrolysis and pyrolyzable materials, materials developing a liquid layer, radiation, erosion by particle impact, testing and test facilities, and the example of the Apollo program. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
One of the largest project software packages used was "Artemis." It was used to plan and track the thousands of projects that came together in the Apollo Program to put astronauts on the moon and bring them back and to build Space Station Freedom.
The vehicle takes its inspiration from NASA's Apollo Program. It features a carbon fibre front splitter, a large rear wing, an air diffuser, 21-inch Forgiato alloy wheels, orange LED underbody lighting, and a two-tone glossy white and black paint job with red accents.