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'We choose to go to the moon...'

Apollo Program Insignia

Earth Orbit Apollo 7
Apollo 9
Lunar Orbit Apollo 8
Apollo 10
Apollo 13
Apollo 11
Apollo 12
Apollo 14
Apollo 15
Apollo 16
Apollo 17

IMAGE: Apollo 40th anniversary

The Apollo program included a large number of uncrewed test missions and 11 crewed missions. The 11 crewed missions include two Earth orbiting missions, two lunar orbiting missions, a lunar swingby and six Moon landing missions.

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The Apollo program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. Six of the missions -- Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 -- achieved this goal. Lunar surface experiments included soil mechanics, meteoroids, seismic, heat flow, lunar ranging, magnetic fields and solar wind experiments.

Apollos 7, which tested the Command Module, and 9, which tested both the Command Module and Lunar Module, were Earth orbiting missions. Apollos 8 and 10 tested various components while orbiting the Moon, and returned photography of the lunar surface. Apollo 13 did not land on the lunar surface due to a malfunction, but during the brief orbit around the Moon, the crew was able to collect photographs.

After the last lunar landing, total funding for the Apollo program was about $19,408,134,000. The budget allocation was 34 percent of the NASA budget.

The Missions

The Vision
Kennedy's challenge
Related Links
* 40th Anniversary
* NASA Responds to Lunar Hoax Theory
* Dr. Robert R. Gilruth Tribute
* Pete Conrad Tribute
* Apollo Reunion Press Conference
* The Apollo Program
* The First Lunar Landing
* 30th Anniversary
* Bibliography
* Gallery
* Apollo Lunar Surface Journal

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 07/02/2009
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