Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA
The Apollo program was conducted from 1961 to 1975. The aim of the program as the national goal of former US President John F. Kennedy was formulated as “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.
 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released more than 9,000 photos of the astronauts and spacecrafts of the Apollo program.

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA
Apollo 1 was the first planned manned mission within the program. The launch was scheduled for February 21, 1967. However, it never occurred as a cabin fire during launch rehearsal test claimed the lives of all three crew members.

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA

The goal was achieved on the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Lunar Module and walked on the Moon’s surface

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA

There were five more Apollo missions that also resulted in successful landing of men on the lunar surface.

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA
Crew members, Charles Conrad and Alan Bean took the first color television camera to the Moon’s surface. However, the camera was destroyed, after Charles Conrad pointed it at the Sun

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA
The next Apollo 13 mission was launched on April 11, 1970. The lunar landing was aborted because of an oxygen tank explosion that caused shortage of potable water, loss of cabin heat and power. However, the team returned safely to Earth

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA
The Apollo 14 mission was conducted from January 31, 1971 to February 9, 1971. It was the last mission of the “H” type that stipulated precision landing on the lunar surface and up to a two-day stay on the Moon

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA

The crew took several hundred seeds on the mission, many of which were germinated and called Moon trees.

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA
Apollo 16 became the first mission to land in the Moon’s highlands. The crew members John Young and Charles Duke spent 71 hours within three days of the mission on the Moon’s surface

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA
The Apollo 17 mission broke several records set by the previous launches, comprising the longest time in lunar orbit, the longest manned lunar landing flight, the largest lunar sample return, etc

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA
The Apollo 17 mission is the last time human ever travelled beyond low Earth orbit and landed on the lunar surface

Some stunning Photos of Apollo Program conducted from 1961 to 1975 released by NASA

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