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The Astronauts and Highlights of the
Missions of Apollo 1, and 7 through 17

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Apollo 1, (AS-204): January 27, 1967
Tragedy struck on the launch pad during a preflight test for Apollo 204 (AS-204), which was scheduled to be the first Apollo manned mission, and would have been launched on February 21, 1967. Astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee lost their lives when a fire swept through the Command Module (CM).
The Apollo 1 astronauts were:
  • Virgil I. Grissom, Jr., Commander
    Edward H. White II
    Roger B. Chaffee

There were no manned flights between the Apollo 1 Tragedy of January 27, 1967 and the Apollo 7 flight of October 11, 1968.

Apollo 7, (AS-205): October 11-12, 1968
First successful manned flight in the Apollo Project. Orbited Earth 163 times. Duration of flight: 10 days, 20 hours. First manned Command Service Module (CSM) operations in the lunar landing program. First live TV from a manned spacecraft.
The Apollo 7 astronauts were:
  • Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Commander
    Donn F. Eisele, Command Module Pilot
    R. Walter Cunningham, Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 8, (AS-503): December 21-27, 1968
First manned flight to orbit the Moon. In lunar orbit 20 hours, with 10 orbits. Duration of flight: 6 days, 3 hours. Tested the support facilities of the entire Apollo system. The first live TV broadcasts from Moon orbit. Photographs taken of the Earth from the Moon, and the back side of the Moon.
The Apollo 8 astronauts were:
  • Frank Borman, Commander
    James A. Lovell, Jr., Command Module Pilot
    William A. Anders, Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 9, (AS-504): March 3-13, 1969
First manned flight of the Lunar Module and first manned flight of all lunar hardware in Earth orbit. Astronaut Schweickart performed 37 minutes EVA (space walk). Human reactions to space and weightlessness tested in 152 orbits. Duration of flight: 10 days, 1 hour. The name given to the Command Module was "Gumdrop", the name given to the Lunar Module was "Spider".
The Apollo 9 astronauts were:
  • James A. McDivitt, Commander
    David R. Scott, Command Module Pilot
    Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 10, (AS-505): May 18-26, 1969
Dress rehearsal for the first manned Moon landing. First manned Command Service Module/Lunar Module operations in cislunar and lunar environment, with simuation of the first lunal landing profile. In lunar orbit 61.6 hours with 31 orbits. The Lunar Module was taken to within 15,243 meters (50,000 ft.) of the lunar surface. First live color TV from space. The Lunar Module ascent stage was jettisoned in orbit. Duration of flight: 8 days, 3 minutes. The name given to the Command Module was "Charlie Brown", the name given to the Lunar Module was "Snoopy".
The Apollo 10 astronauts were:
  • Thomas P. Stafford, Commander
    John W. Young, Command Module Pilot
    Eugene A. Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 11, (AS-506): July 16-24, 1969
First manned lunar landing mission and lunar surface EVA. Landing site: Sea of Tranquility. One EVA of 2 hours, 31 minutes. The American Flag and scientific instruments were deployed on the Moon. A plaque was unveiled on the Lunar Module descent stage with inscription: "Here Men From Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon. July 1969 A.D. We Came In Peace For All Mankind". The lunar surface stay time was 21.6 hours with 59.5 hours in lunar orbit, with 30 orbits. The Lunar Module ascent stage was left in lunar orbit. 20kg (44 pounds) of lunar material was gathered. Duration of flight: 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes. The name given to the Command Module was "Columbia", the name given to the Lunar Module was "Eagle".
The Apollo 11 astronauts were:
  • Neil A. Armstrong, Commander
    Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot
    Edwin E. Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 12, (AS-507): November 14-24, 1969
Landing site: Ocean of Storms. Retrieved parts of the unmanned Surveyor 3, which had landed on the Moon in April 1967. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) was deployed. Lunar surface stay-time, 31.5 hours; in lunar orbit 89 hours, with 45 orbits. The Lunar Module descent stage impacted on the Moon. 34kg (75 pounds) of lunar material was gathered.Duration of flight: 10 days, 3 hours, 36 minutes. The name given to the Command Module was "Yankee Clipper", the name given to the Lunar Module was "Intrepid".
The Apollo 12 astronauts were:
  • Charles Conrad, Jr., Commander
    Richard F. Gordon, Jr., Command Module Pilot
    Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 13, (AS-508): April 11-17, 1970
Third lunar landing attempt. Mission was aborted after rupture of the service module oxygen tank. Mission was classed as a "successful failure" because of the experience in rescuing the crew. The spent upper stage was successfully impacted on the Moon

Days before the mission, backup Lunar Module pilot Charlie Duke inadvertently exposed the crew to German measles. The original Command Module pilot, Ken Mattingly, turned out to have no immunity to measles and was replaced by the backup Command Module pilot Jack Swigert. Duration of flight: 5 days, 22.9 hours. The name given to the Command Module was "Odyssey", the name given to the Lunar Module was "Aquarius".
The Apollo 13 astronauts were:

  • James A. Lovell, Jr., Commander
    John L. Swigert, Jr., Command Module Pilot
    Fred W. Haise, Jr, Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 14, (AS-509): January 31 - February 9, 1971
Landing site: Fra Mauro. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) and other instruments were deployed on the Moon. Lunar surface stay-time: 33.5 hours; 67 hours in lunar orbit, with 34 orbits. There were 2 EVAs of 9 hours, 25 minutes. The third stage impacted on the Moon. 42 kg (94 pounds) of lunar materials was gathered, with astronauts using a hand cart for first time to transport rocks. Duration of the flight: 9 days. The name given to the Command Module was "Kitty Hawk", the name given to the Lunar Module was "Antares".
The Apollo 14 astronauts were:
  • Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Commander
    Stuart A. Roosa, Command Module Pilot
    Edgar D. Mitchell, Jr, Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 15, (AS-510): July 26 - August 7, 1971
Landing site: Hadley-Apennine region near Apennine Mountains. There were 3 EVAs of 10 hours, 36 minutes. Worden performed 38 minutes EVA on way back to Earth. This flight was the first to carry orbital sensors in the Command Service Module. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) was deployed. Scientific payloads landed on the Moon doubled. Improved spacesuits gave increased mobility and stay-time. The lunar surface stay-time, 66.9 hours. A Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), electric-powered, 4-wheel drive car was used for the first time, traversed a total 27.9 km (17 miles). Astronauts were in lunar orbit 145 hours, with 74 orbits. A small sub-satellite was left in lunar orbit for the first time. 6.6 kgs (169 pounds) of lunar material was gathered. Duration of the flight: 12 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes. The name given to the Command Module was "Endeavor", the name given to the Lunar Module was "Falcon".
The Apollo 15 astronauts were:
  • David R. Scott, Commander
    Alfred M. Worden, Command Module Pilot
    James B. Irwin, Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 16, (AS-511): April 16-27, 1972
Landing site: Descartes Highlands. The first study of highlands area. Selected surface experiments were deployed, ultraviolet camera/spectrograph was used for first time on the Moon, and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) was used for the second time. Lunar surface stay-time, 71 hours; in lunar orbit 126 hours, with 64 orbits. Mattingly performed 1 hour in-flight EVA. 95.8 kg (213 pounds) of lunar samples were collected. Duration of the flight: 11 days, 1 hour, 51 minutes. The name given to the Command Module was "Casper", the name given to the Lunar Module was "Orion".
The Apollo 16 astronauts were:
  • John W. Young, Commander
    Thomas K. Mattingly II, Command Module Pilot
    Charles M. Duke, Jr., Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 17, (AS-512): December 7-19, 1972
The last lunar landing mission. Landing site: Taurus-Littrow, highlands and valley area.. The first study of highlands area. There were three EVAs of 22 hours, and 4 minutes. Evans performed trans-Earth EVA lasting 1 hour and 6 minutes. Harrison H. Schmitt became the first scientist-astronaut to land ont he Moon. The sixth automated research station was set up on the Moon. The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) total traverse time was 30.5 km (19 miles). Lunar surface stay time, 75 hours, in lunar orbit 17 hours. 110.4 kg (243 pouns) of lunar samples were collected. Duration of the flight: 12 days, 13 hours, 52 minutes. The name given to the Command Module was "America", the name given to the Lunar Module was "Challenger".
The Apollo 17 astronauts were:
  • Eugene A. Cernan, Commander
    Ronald B. Evans, Command Module Pilot
    Harrison H. Schmitt, Lunar Module Pilot
The above information provided by NASA.

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