Missions to the moon

Project Mercury

Project Mercury began in 1958 and ended in 1963. each spacecraft carried one astronaut there were 7 Mercury astronauts.the Mercury mission was to orbit a spacecraft around Earth, investigate humankinds ability in space, and recover both occupant and spacecraft. The people who were on were Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper, and Wally Schirra.

Project Gemini

Named after the two astronauts flying aboard the Gemini. It had 10 successful flights in 1965 and 1966.  Had the first American extravehicular activity. Objectives were to learn perfect methods to land the spacecraft, study effects of weightlessness on astronauts during long lifts.

Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were in the Apollo 11 mission. Apollo 11 started in July 16, 1969.