Between 1961 and 1975, NASA conducted the Apollo program. It was badass and included 12 manned Apollo missions and six moon landings. Humans walked around on the moon! The Apollo astronauts were a crack team of dudes supported by some really smart NASA guys (and gals!) on the ground. So what the heck happened up there in space during the Apollo missions? This list of all manned Apollo missions will enlighten and amaze you!
Don't think space travel is cool? Well, what in the world is wrong with you? The space race galvanized the American people, who have maybe never been as excited, on the whole, about anything else ever.
Of course, some people think the moon landing was faked (and some people have even voted for it as a conspiracy theory they actually believe in), but Buzz Aldrin (or really, Buzz Aldrin's fists) had a few choice words (knuckles) for at least one moon-landing denier on that front.The Apollo missions accomplished all kinds of things that have spurred innovation and science here on Earth and in the worlds of space travel and space exploration. So why not take a moment to learn about these amazing feats, accomplished by some very smart human beings?!
Start Date: Jan 27 1967
Astronauts: Roger B. Chaffee, Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White
Start Date: Oct 11 1968
Astronauts: Wally Schirra, Walter Cunningham, Donn F. Eisele
End Date: Oct 22 1968
Start Date: Dec 21 1968
Astronauts: William Anders, Jim Lovell, Frank Borman
End Date: Dec 27 1968
Start Date: Mar 03 1969
Astronauts: David Scott, Rusty Schweickart, James McDivitt
End Date: Mar 13 1969