1960's Space Exploration

Mercury
Gemini
Apollo
  • First man in space program
  • Manned missions were from 1961to 1963
  • Objective was to orbit manned spacecraft around earth
  • Also, have man function in space
  • Recover spacecraft and man safely
  • Spacecraft was cone-shaped for one man
  • The shield of the spacecraft could take 3,000 degrees of heat
  • Major risk of sending man to space
  • There was 7 mercury astronauts
  • Mercury probes explored venus and mars
Gemini was missions to space with 2 people that orbited and came back to earth. Ten missions took place between 1965 and 1966. Each mission included a pilot and a commander. There was no moon landings during this time yet! The spacecraft could only take 2 people in each section. They also did spacewalks and dockings. Gemini 3 on 1965 was the first two person U.S. orbit with Gus Grissom and John Young. Gemini 3 was about corn beef on rye. Gemini 5 was about America taking the lead in space. Gemini 7 took 2 weeks in space. Gemini 8 was "out of control." Gemini 12 was when them working in space. Those are some things about Gemini missions to space.
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  • "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
  • "The Eagle has landed."
  • Was to get 2 men to orbit and to land on the moon and come back to earth safely.
  • Pete Conrad, Alan Beam, and Richard Gordon brought back samples of the moon
  • Apollo 12 landed in 1969, which was in November
  • First Apollo launched July 16, 1969with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Micheal Collins
  • July 20th Neil Armstrong steped onto the moon
  • Reestablished America's thing for space
  • Velcro, Cameras, TV's, and desktop computers came soon after that
  • Apollo 7 sent back live tv broadcast
  • Apollo orbited the moon on christmas eve
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Resources

1. Exeter books
2. Pop culture universe.com
3. The space place.com
4. Nasa.gov
5. Google.com/images

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