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Apollo: Expeditions to the Moon
This is an electronic version of an historical NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) publication, written by members of the Apollo program, containing information about the history and accomplishments of NASA's Apollo space program. Beginning with pre-space years and the first man in flight from the USSR, this publication looks into the beginnings of the Apollo space program and the space race between the United States and USSR in the 1950s and 60s. The generation and goals of the Apollo program are covered, as well as the programs that made Apollo possible (Gemini, Mercury, the Saturn V Booster). Details about the development of the spacecraft cover the Lunar Module concept, the beginnings of mission control, selecting astronauts for the Apollo program, problems that occurred, and the historic landing of Apollo 11. Also covered is the Apollo 13 crisis, the contributions Apollo discoveries made to our understanding of the Moon and Solar System, and the legacy of the Apollo program. There is a timeline of key events for Apollo as well as a mission profile highlighting the objectives and goals for the missions.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Report
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-651
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: Edgar M. Cortright
NASA Langley Research Center

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, History Office

Contact: Roger D. Launius
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, History Office

Contact: Steve Garber
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, History Office