Presentation on theme: "By: Jeffrey Hoddick & Keyan Suan. Purpose Part of the reason the Apollo missions were created was because of the Cold war, specifically the space race."— Presentation transcript:
Purpose Part of the reason the Apollo missions were created was because of the Cold war, specifically the space race. Being in this conflict with the Soviets gave us incentive to reach the moon and accomplish other major engineering goals before they did.
Purpose cont. The idea for the Apollo program was thought of during the Eisenhower Administration. It was put into action after John Kennedy’s speech promising to land on the moon before the end of the decade.
Importance At the time the Apollo missions were important to America because it created a sense of pride for citizens. Was like a competition of the different nations. Landing on the moon would also provide us with new information.
Missions Apollo 1- Was one of the worst catastrophes for the Apollo program killing 3 of the members in a fire. Apollo 2 and 3 were for testing the upper atmosphere. Apollo 4 was the 1 st unmanned flight of the Saturn V (which would later be used in the Apollo 11 mission).
Missions Apollo 5 and 6 were both unmanned flight testing the Apollo Lunar Module and the Saturn V. Apollo 7 was the First manned flight since the Apollo 1 fire. Apollo 8 was the first mission to leave earth to the moon and return. Apollo 9 tested aspects of the moon that would be essential for future missions.
Missions Apollo 10 was a dry run for Apollo 11 which would be the first landing on the moon. Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the moon. It was be a large victory for the U.S. in the space race. Apollo missions 12-17 were all planned to land on the moon and all were successful except for 13 when a oxygen tank was ruptured.
Apollo 11 It was launched in July of 1969. The crew was made up of 3 members Neil Armstrong, “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Was monumental in U.S. history and fulfilled J.F.K.’s goal to reach the moon.
Cancellation The last 3 missions (18, 19, and 20) were all cancelled. When the cost were estimated it shocked congress and budgets were cut. The main reason for the cancellation of the program was because of the lack of funds.
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