The First Moon Landing

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  • Apollo 9 Test Mission (First Manned Landing Module flight)

    Apollo 9 Test Mission (First Manned Landing Module flight)
    On Apollo 9 astronauts flew the landing module for Apollo 11 for the first time and tested it out to make sure it was ready to land on the moon.
  • Apollo 10 Practice Mission

    Apollo 10 Practice Mission
    On the Apollo 10 mission the astronauts practiced for the Apollo 11 landing, but they didn't land, they just orbited the moon and took pictures of the moon.
  • Apollo 11 First Moon Landing (Part 1)

    Apollo 11 First Moon Landing (Part 1)
    On July 20th, 1969, The spacecraft Apollo 11 was launched into space with 3 astronauts onboard: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. They approached the moon and then Armstrong and Aldrin headed towards the surface in the Eagle landing module. After a slight delay they landed, with a few minutes of fuel left. Neil Armstrong was the first to go out, saying his famous line, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".
  • Apollo 11 First Moon Landing (Part 2)

    Apollo 11 First Moon Landing (Part 2)
    Later in an interview Armstrong stated that he actually said, "One small step for a man", not, "One small step for man". While they were there they recorded placing an American Flag on the Lunar surface, with much difficulty. They also found a mineral that they brought back for study. Later it was named Armalcolite, after the 3 astronauts. When it was time to meet up with Collins at the command module, they realized a vital piece of the Eagle had broken, and Aldrin fixed it with a pen.
  • Apollo 11 First Moon Landing (Part 3)

    Apollo 11 First Moon Landing (Part 3)
    After fixing it they lifted off and reconnected the Eagle, having just enough fuel left for the trip. After safely landing on Earth the astronauts were quarintined for a week in case they brought back any Lunar viruses. Because of this success NASA decided to launch many more Lunar missions to increase their knowledge of the moon and most suceeded also.
  • Apollo 12 Second Landing

    Apollo 12 Second Landing
    After the success of Apollo 11 NASA launched Apollo 12 to learn more about the moon then able to from Apollo 11. They made a precision landing and studied a very large portion of the moon for about 7.5 hours. Their objective was to collect samples, perform various experiments and photograph the Lunar surface, and they completed all of these goals.
  • Apollo 13 Aborted Mission

    Apollo 13 Aborted Mission
    After an oxygen tank exploded, the Apollo 13 mission had to be aborted. Luckily, because of the crew and ground control working together, no lives were lost and they were able to return to Earth safely.
  • Apollo 14 Third Landing

    Apollo 14 Third Landing
    Apollo 14 was the third mission to land on the moon sucessfully. They landed where Apollo 13 would have landed and explored the same areas, but were able to explore even more areas and collect more data because of updated technology.
  • Apollo 15 First "J' Mission

    Apollo 15 First "J' Mission
    On Apollo 15, the first of 3 advanced "J" missions, astronauts explored new areas of the moon, collected samples and conducted experiments in-flight and on the moon. The area surveyed was greatly lengthened because of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), better known as the moon buggy.
  • Apollo 16 Second "J" Mission

    Apollo 16 Second "J" Mission
    On Apollo 16 astronauts went through the same processes as on Apollo 15, but in an area unlike any other explored area on the moon. Like Apollo 15 it was a smooth operation and suceeded.
  • Apollo 17 Third "J" Mission and Final Lunar Landing

    Apollo 17 Third "J" Mission and Final Lunar Landing
    The final lunar mission, Apollo 17, landed in an area filled with all the lunar minerals left to be studied and sampled. The mission went flawless, and having no purpose coming back to the moon, it was the last.
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