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Apollo Missions

Apollo Missions were part of the NASA Moon Landing Program. It featured 17 missions between 1963 and 1972. 12 were manned missions. Apollo 7 and Apollo 9 were Earth orbit flight tests. Apollo 8 was first manned flight to Moon in 1968.  6 Apollo missions landed on the moon: Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17. First Moon Landing was on Apollo 11 where Neil Armstrong said his famous words: "That's one small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind". Last Mission on the Moon was Apollo 17. Apollo 13 was aborted because an explosion onboard forced the craft to circle the moon without landing. Famous saying "Houston, we have a problem..." came from this mission. In 1967 Apollo 1 accident all three astronauts died. Saturn 1B and Saturn V rockets were used as launch vehicles. Apollo Spacecraft was used as the crew transport and the Lunar Module was used to land men on the moon. There were no women astronauts on the missions.

Apollo 13

Apollo 13 was to be the third mission to land on the Moon. An explosion in one of the oxygen tanks crippled the spacecraft...

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was the first mission to land a man on the moon. It was launched on a Saturn V rocket at at 9.32am local time...