Missions to the Moon

Project Mercury

Project Mercury began in 1958 and ended in 1963.It was the first major U.S. program to bring a human presence into space.Their tasks were to successfully orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth,learn the limits of human of humans in space,and recover spacecraft.Alan Shepard,Gus Grissom,Gordon Cooper,Wally Schirra were the pilots of this mission.Deke Slayton was grounded due to a minor ailment .

Project Gemini

Project Gemini was the second space flight program initiated by the U.S.Project Gemini had 10 successful flights between 1965 and 1966.It provided experience by developing techniques for long duration space flights necessary for landing on the Moon.Gemini's objectives were to obtain experience in long flights,develop methods of reentry and landing spacecrafts,and study the effects of weightlessness while in space.

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was led by Neil Armsrtong,Buzz Aldrin,and Michael Collins.Neil was the first person to walk on the Moon.Apollo 11 was launched July 20,1969.Apollo 11 was a smashing success.

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