Kauderer, Amiko. “National Aeronautics and Space Administration Human Space Flight” The Apollo Missions. 2 August 2009. Web. 22 January 2013 * The entire Apollo program, at its conclusion, costed 19,408,134,000 dollars. This expense took up 34 percent of the NASA budget. * The Apollo program included a large number of uncrewed test missions and 11 crewed missions. The 11 crewed missions include two Earth orbiting missions, two lunar orbiting missions, a lunar swingby and six Moon landing missions. * The ultimate goal of the Apollo missions was to land a man on the moon, and bring him back to earth free of harm.
Bates, Claire. Top 10 startling facts about Apollo 11's historic Moon mission. 17 July 2009. Web. 22 January 2013 * The moment when man first walked on the Moon was watched by half a billion people and was arguably one of the most significant events in human history. * Apollo 11, though a success, was not a completely smooth mission. When landing the Eagle, Armstrong had to navigate over an unexpected boulder field, landing the craft with just 20 seconds left of fuel.
Gaudin, Sharon. “NASA's Apollo technology has changed history” Apollo lunar program made a staggering contribution to high tech development. 20 July 2009.Web. 22 January 2013. *
"Forty years after astronauts on NASA's Apollo 11 spacecraft first landed on the moon, many experts say the historic event altered the course of space exploration as well man's view of itself in the universe." *
"The Apollo missions also had another major effect on the world -- rapidly accelerating the pace of technology development. The work of NASA engineers at the time caused a dramatic shift in electronics and computing systems, scientists say." *
"While Robert Noyce, co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and then Intel Corp. is credited with co-founding the microchip, Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments demonstrated the first working integrated circuit that was...
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