Name : Apollo 11
Date of launch: July 16, 1969; 9:32 a.m
Crew: Neil Armstrong Commander, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. Lunar Module Pilot, and Michael Collins Command Module Pilot.
Backup Crew: James A. Lovell Commander, Fred W. Haise Jr. Lunar Module Pilot, and
William A. Anders Command Module Pilot.
Mission: Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. An estimated 530 million people watched Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took "...one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" on July 20, 1969.
Two hours, 44 minutes and one-and-a-half revolutions after launch, the S-IVB stage reignited for a second burn of five minutes, 48 seconds, placing Apollo 11 into a translunar orbit. The command and service module, or CSM, Columbia separated from the stage, which included the spacecraft-lunar module adapter, or SLA, containing the lunar module, or LM, Eagle. After transposition and jettisoning of the SLA panels on the S-IVB stage, the CSM docked with the LM. The S-IVB stage separated and injected into heliocentric orbit four hours, 40 minutes into the flight.
Name: Sputnik 2
Date: November 3, 1957
Things on Board: (Dog) Laika
Mission: To send a living thing into space and back successfully.
Date of Launch: Oct. 4, 1957
Inventor: Henry Richter
Mission: Was to successfully launched and entered Earth's orbit
"Houston we have a problem"
Date of launch: April 11, 1970, at 2:13 p.m.
Crew: mission commander Jim Lovell, command module pilot John Swigert and lunar module pilot Fred W. Haise.
Mission Highlights: The mission was aborted after the service module oxygen tank ruptured. Still, the mission was classified as a "successful failure" because of the experience gained in rescuing the crew.