Apollo

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25/05/1961
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.
27/01/1967
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.
11/10/1968
United States NASA launches Apollo 7; first successful manned Apollo mission with Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walter Cunnigham on board
22/10/1968
United States Apollo 7 returns to earth with Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walter Cunnigham on board.
21/12/1968
United States Apollo 8, crewed by Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders, is launched by NASA from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
24/12/1968
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.
03/03/1969
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.
18/05/1969
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.
16/07/1969
United States Apollo 11 is launched carrying commander Neil Armstrong, command module pilot Michael Collins and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin
19/07/1969
United States Apollo 11 lands on the moon.
20/07/1969
United States Apollo 11 astronaughts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon.
24/07/1969
United States Apollo 11 splashes down in the Pacific
14/11/1969
United States Apollo 12 is launched with a crew of Pete Conrad, Richard Gordon and Alan Bean. Apollo 12 made the second lunar landing.
19/11/1969
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.
24/11/1969
United States Apollo 12 returns to Earth.
11/04/1970
United States Apollo 13 is launched with a crew of Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise
14/04/1970
United States An explosion on board Apollo 13 causes one of the most critical situations in American space history.
17/04/1970
United States Apollo 13 splashes down safely in the Pacific, four days after the ruptured oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft.
31/01/1971
United States NASA launches Apollo 14, significant modifications have been made to avoid the problems experienced by Apollo 13
09/02/1971
United States The Apollo 14 spacecraft returns to Earth after man's third landing on the moon.
26/07/1971
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.
31/07/1971
United States David Scott and James Irwin steer the Lunar Rover, the first vehicle to be driven on the surface of the moon.
16/04/1972
United States Apollo 16 is launched.
20/04/1972
United States The Apollo 16 manned mission to the Moon lands after a seven-hour crisis which nearly aborts the mission.
07/12/1972
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.
14/12/1972
United States Apollo 17 returns to Earth bringing an end to America's lunar exploration programme.
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