apollo

Apollo was the United States manned space program that had the goal of landing human beings on the moon and returning them safely to Earth. This goal was first accomplished on the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. The final Apollo lunar landing mission (Apollo 17) took place in December 1972. Additional Apollo spacecraft and astronauts visited the U.S.'s first space station, Skylab, and also performed a joint mission with cosmonauts from the Soviet Union.

A Trip Through Time and Space

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In March the Explorers visited the National Museum of the United States Air Force outside of Dayton, Ohio, to learn about the early days of the manned space program and the ways—and reasons—that astronauts landed on the moon.

The Lunar Challenge

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In February the Explorers learned about the early days of the U.S. manned space program, starting with a film about one of the Apollo missions to the moon and then continuing with an outing on a frigid and snowy morning to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Out of This World

In February 2010 the Explorers learned about the early days of the United States manned space program and the motivations and efforts that led to the moon landings.

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OH - Dayton / Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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