Project apollo

Up to the election ofKennedy had been speaking out against the " missile gap " that he and many other senators felt had formed between the Soviets and themselves due to the inaction of President Eisenhower.

Mueller agreed, and Phillips managed Apollo from Januaryuntil it achieved the first manned landing in Julyafter which he returned to Air Force duty. While the Mercury capsule could only support one astronaut on a limited Earth orbital mission, Apollo would carry three astronauts.

The design, development and construction of the Project apollo was conducted by Kurt H. Possible missions included ferrying crews to a space stationcircumlunar flightsand eventual manned lunar landings.

The two newest launch Project apollo were already being built for the Saturn I and IB rockets at the northernmost end: Dryden announced the Apollo program to industry representatives at a series of Space Task Group conferences.

At its peak, the Apollo program employedpeople and required the support of over 20, industrial firms and universities. Project apolloa member of Dr.

But an even bigger facility would be needed for the mammoth rocket required for the manned lunar mission, so land acquisition was started in July for a Launch Operations Center LOC immediately north of Canaveral at Merritt Island.

Kennedy was elected president after a campaign that promised American superiority over the Soviet Union in the fields of space exploration and missile defense. The mission module was determined to be only useful as an extra room, and therefore deemed unnecessary.

Preliminary specifications were laid out for a spacecraft with a mission module cabin separate from the command module piloting and re-entry cabinand a propulsion and equipment module.

Apollo program

Brainerd Holmes on his retirement effective September 1. He knew little about the technical details of the space program, and was put off by the massive financial commitment required by a manned Moon landing.

Mueller for a high management job. We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills; because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win Mueller accepted, on the condition that he have a say in NASA reorganization necessary to effectively administer Apollo.

We choose to go to the Moon.

Now it is time to take longer strides - time for a great new American enterprise - time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on Earth. Background[ edit ] The Apollo program was conceived during the Eisenhower administration in earlyas a follow-up to Project Mercury.

Although at least three pads were planned, only two, designated A and B, were completed in October No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important in the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.

And Project apollo may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? But why, some say, the Moon? A site was chosen in HoustonTexas, on land donated Project apollo Rice Universityand Administrator Webb announced the conversion on September 19, Why choose this as our goal?Download Project Apollo - NASSP for free.

Project Apollo - NASSP (also known as NASSP or NCPP) is an add-on for the Orbiter space flight simulator. Project Apollo simulates the Apollo missions to Earth orbit and the Moon and the planned post-Apollo missions that never flew.5/5(17). The Project Apollo Archiveserves as an online reference source and repository of digital images pertaining to the historic manned lunar landing Archive was created by Kipp Teague in February as a companion web site to his "Contact Light" Apollo Lunar Surface Journal.

(pictured right: Neil Armstrong on the Moon, July 20, ). In the Apollo Program, astronauts walked on the moon and returned safely home. brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency.

Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. Project Apollo Program Overview.

Apollo Goals; Apollo Spacecraft; Apollo Flight Summary; Apollo Press Kits; Project Apollo Drawings; Apollo Mission Archive (GSFC). The Apollo program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon from to First conceived during Dwight D.

Eisenhower's administration as a three-man spacecraft to follow the one-man Project .

Project apollo
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