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Apollo 13 Mission
605 wordsApollo 13 Questions 1. I'd first have to say that the head of mission control on the ground was definitely important in the salvaging of Apollo 13. He was faced with problem after problem yet he kept a somewhat level head through all of it and managed the engineers and other people involved back at Houston very well. Jim Lovell's piloting skills played a roll in the crew's survival as well. When he had to set the ship's course for Earth manually it took a great deal of skill and patience and he ...
Gemini 8 And The Apollo 11 Missions
850 wordsNeil ArmstrongBackgroundNeil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio in the year 1930. His services as a pilot were called upon during the Korean War. Shortly after graduating from Purdue University in 1955, Armstrong joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, then known as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. At the time the functions of the N.A.C. were to plan, direct, and conduct all United States aeronautical and space activities, except for those that were primaril...
Mailers Descriptions Of The Apollo 11 Flight
2,221 words"Buzz" Aldrin, pilot of the Lunar module for the Apollo 11 space flight to the moon, coincided in his priest shortly before the launch of Apollo 11. Aldrin was scared that neither the Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong, nor the public would understand the social and philosophical ramifications of landing on the moon. Shortly after the Lunar Module landed at Tranquility base, on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, Aldrin asked NASA officials and everyone else who might be listening ...
Six Moon Landing Missions
1,514 wordsProject Mercury was the United States' first attempt to send humans into space. It began in 1958. The project had three main objectives: to orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth, to see how well humans fared in space, and to recover both the spacecraft and its crew safely. Project Mercury made six manned flights from 1961 to 1963. After the Soviet Union launched 'Sputnik,' the first artificial satellite, the United States decided to start a space program because they didn't want to be beaten by...
Lovell's First Time In Space
1,227 wordsJames A. Lovell, captain in the United States Navy was born on March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents are James Arthur Senior and Blanch Lovell. You may have heard of James Lovell through the popular movie recently made named "Apollo 13". Well, there is more to learn about Lovell than a movie about his dramatic journey back to Earth in 1970. Believe it or not he did do quite a bit more in his life that many people do not know about. Hopefully through reading this report you will learn ma...
Apollo Crewed Earth Orbiting Missions
1,027 wordsNASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, headed the Apollo program, which lasted from 1963-1972. These Apollo missions cost approximately $20,443,600,000. Six of these Apollo missions were successful with landing on the moon they include Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17. Two of the missions, Apollo 7 and 9 were used to test the lunar module and command module for future missions. Another two missions are 8 and 10 did test while orbiting the moon and took pictures of the lunar surface. T...
665 wordsApollo 13 Movie Character Sketch (Jim Novell) Apollo 13 Movie Character Sketch (Jim Novell) "Houston, we have a problem,' came the laconic words from thousands of miles away. Across the vast distance of the space, those words were the last thing that the engineers, scientists and mathematicians in the Mission Control wanted to hear. The crew of Apollo 13, Jim Lovell, Fred Hayes, and Jack Swig ert, was almost to the moon, and an explosion in space was causing them to lose oxygen, power and guidan...
Apollo Missions The Lunar Orbit Rendezvous Technique
4,332 wordsI INTRODUCTION Apollo Program, American manned lunar-space program designed to land an astronaut on the moon and return him safely to earth, as well as to overtake the former Soviet Union in the race to dominate space exploration. Conducted between May 1961 and December 1972 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the program successfully landed Neil Armstrong-the first person to walk on the moon-and 11 other astronauts on the moon. The program included 12 manned missions: 2...
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