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United States John F Kennedy, in a speech to to congress, commits to landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth, before the decade is out.
United States Three american astronauts die on this day in a fire which swept through their Apollo spacecraft during a launch pad rehearsal. Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee perished.
United States NASA launches Apollo 7; first successful manned Apollo mission with Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walter Cunnigham on board
United States Apollo 7 returns to earth with Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walter Cunnigham on board.
United States Apollo 8, crewed by Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders, is launched by NASA from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
United States Apollo 8 with crew Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders orbit the moon 10 times. While orbiting, the crew do a television broadcast back to earth.
United States Apollo 9 is launched with a crew of James McDivitt, David Scott and Russell Schweickart. They perform the first manned flight of the Lunar Module.
United States Apollo 10 is launched with a crew of Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan. The Lunar Module made its first manned flight around the moon.
United States Apollo 11 is launched carrying commander Neil Armstrong, command module pilot Michael Collins and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin
United States Apollo 11 lands on the moon.
United States Apollo 11 astronaughts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon.
United States Apollo 11 splashes down in the Pacific
United States Apollo 12 is launched with a crew of Pete Conrad, Richard Gordon and Alan Bean. Apollo 12 made the second lunar landing.
United States America makes it second landing on the moon when Pete Conrad and Alan Bean in Apollo 12 land in the Ocean of Storms.
United States Apollo 12 returns to Earth.
United States Apollo 13 is launched with a crew of Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise
United States An explosion on board Apollo 13 causes one of the most critical situations in American space history.
United States Apollo 13 splashes down safely in the Pacific, four days after the ruptured oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft.
United States NASA launches Apollo 14, significant modifications have been made to avoid the problems experienced by Apollo 13
United States The Apollo 14 spacecraft returns to Earth after man's third landing on the moon.
United States Apollo 15 is launched with a crew of David Scott, James Irwin and Alfred Worden. They stayed on the moon for three days exploring the area with the Lunar Rover.
United States David Scott and James Irwin steer the Lunar Rover, the first vehicle to be driven on the surface of the moon.
United States Apollo 16 is launched.
United States The Apollo 16 manned mission to the Moon lands after a seven-hour crisis which nearly aborts the mission.
United States Apollo 17 is launched with a crew of Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Jack Schmitt. Apollo 17 was the last lunar landing. The next planned landing will be by NASA's Orion 17 in 2019.
United States Apollo 17 returns to Earth bringing an end to America's lunar exploration programme.
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On This Day - Apollo