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Apollo 11 Mission
Robert Marino
October 24, 2010

I. Introduction and Thesis
Apollo 11 departed from Cape Kennedy, Florida Complex-39 at 9:32a.m. on July 16, 1969. The Lunar Module named Eagle landed in the Sea Tranquility at 4:18 p.m. EDT. The mission was simple: put a man on the Moon and return. The mission was a great success and the command and service module Columbia returned back to Earth on July 24, 1969 at 12:50:35 p.m. Neil Alden Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the Lunar Surface and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin was the second, because of this mission we have a better understanding of the Moon. (NASA, n.d.). II. Lunar Mission

a) Perform a manned lunar mission and return safely to Earth.
b) “During their stay on the Moon, the astronauts setup scientific experiments, took
photographs and took lunar samples. (Greyzeck, 2010).” III. Apollo 11 Discoveries
a) Apollo 11 mission was full of scientific activities.
b) “The astronauts carried out the planned sequence of activities that included
deployment of a Solar Wind Composition (SWC) experiment, collection of a
larger sample of lunar material, panoramic photographs of the region near the
landing site and the lunar horizon, close up photographs of in place lunar surface
material, deployment of a Laser-Ranging Retroreflector (LRRR) and a Passive
Seismic Experiment Package (PSEP), and collection of two core-tube samples of
the lunar surface. (NASA.n.d.).”

c) Lunar Dust Detector
IV. Apollo Mission Broadcast
a) “Apollo 11 was recorded at three tracking stations on Earth in Goldstone, California,
Honeysuckle Creek, and Parkes in Australia. (Leonard, 2010).” V. Conclusion
a) Apollo 11 was a major accomplishment is the history of space exploration for the
United States.

Apollo 11 departed from Cape Kennedy, Florida Complex-39 at 9:32a.m. on July 16, 1969. The Lunar Module named Eagle landed in the Sea of Tranquility at 4:18 p.m. EDT. The mission was simple: put a man on the Moon and return. The mission was a great success and the command and service module Columbia returned back to Earth on July 24, 1969 at 12:50:35 p.m. Neil Alden Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the Lunar Surface and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin was the second, because of this mission we have a better understanding of the Moon. (NASA, n.d.).

The mission to the moon was not just about getting there and putting a man on the surface but was also about collecting scientific data and returning safely to earth. “Six hours after landing at 4:17 p.m. EDT, Neil A. Armstrong took the “Small Step” into our greater future when he stepped off the Lunar Module, named “Eagle,” onto the surface of the Moon, from which he could look up and see Earth in the heavens as no one had done before him. (NASA, 2002). “During their stay on the Moon, the astronauts set up scientific experiments, took photographs, and collected lunar samples (Greyzeck, 2010).” Apollo 11 was the first mission where man walked on the moon and came back to Earth. The Apollo 11 mission’s spacecraft was named the Command and Service Module (CSM). It was made of two distinct units, the Command Module (CM), which housed the crew, the spacecraft operations systems, and held the re-entry equipment. The other unit was the Service Module (SM) which was what carried most of the consumables, which are, oxygen, water, helium, fuel cells, and fuel. It also held the main propulsion system(Greyzeck, 2010). The Apollo 11 mission was a mission full of scientific activities. The Apollo mission carried back 46 pounds of Lunar Rock along with other lunar soil samples. “The astronauts carried out the planned sequence of activities that included deployment of a Solar Wind Composition (SWC) experiment, collection of a larger sample of lunar material, panoramic photographs of the region near the landing site and the lunar horizon, close-up photographs...
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