Planned to place a single man in orbit - beginning of the space race
TOTAL OF 17 APOLLO MISSIONS
Apollo 1: an electrical fire destroyed the spacecraft and murdered the crew
Apollo 8: Carried the first men to ever orbit the moon
Apollo 11: Landed first men on moon
Apollo 13: Technical errors, which almost resulted in casualties, but luckily, everyone survived.
Goals: to have long duration spaceflight. Was a total of 12 missions.
Carried the first men to ever orbit the moon
First to ever land on the moon
Mission that went wrong. There were explosions within the hydrogen and oxygen fans.
First United States space station
To have a reusable space shuttle to travel to and from the Earth's orbit
Collaborative space program between Russia and the United States
Funding ends in 2020; may continue operations until 2028.
First private company to deliver to the International Space Station
provides flight opportunities for physics, heliophysics, and astrophysics.
Designed for planetary exploration.
Goals were: to obtain high resolution images of Mars, search for evidence of life, characterize the structure and composition of the atmosphere and surface.
Orbited Jupiter and its moons; terminated by impact with Jupiter
Takes first ever full photograph of our solar system
Objectives: to prove you could send scientific instruments to other planets.
Sent to orbit Saturn
Primary mission was to collect comet dust
Collected solar wind samples
Objectives: search for a variety of rocks, determine what geological processes have shaped the terrain, characterize the mineralogy.
Objectives: search for a variety of rocks and soil, search for clues to the environmental conditions, see if life would be a possibility in these conditions.
Objectives: search for environments suitable for microbial life on Mars and to research the history of the water.
Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array; expected to be a two year mission
Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph; will launch in 2013
a space telescope that is in Earth's orbit.
Objectives: Take high resolution pictures of Earth and it's surrounding manner.
In planning since 1996; not yet launched
an Xray space telescope in Earth's orbit. It's found supernovas, gases, and clusters in our Universe.
Landsat Data Continuity Mission; scheduled for launch in February 2013
Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN; scheduled for launch between November 18 and December 7 of 2013