Apollo Moon Missions

The Apollo Moon Missions were a series of NASA missions that put 12 men on the moon through six space flights during 1961-1975. This category is for questions and answers about those missions.

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When did Neil Armstrong die?

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Neil Armstrong died on August 25, 2012 at the age of 82. Neil Armstrong died on August 25, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio, from complications related to recent heart surgery.
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What happened to Apollo 18?

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Although NASA originally planned on missions up through Apollo 20 funding for the missions was drastically reduced once they had "been there and done that". As such they cut back on the planned missions and Apollo 17 became the last moon shot.
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Is Neil Armstrong dead?

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Yes, Neil Armstrong passed away on August 25, 2012 at the age of 82 as a result of complications from heart surgery. He was famous for being the first man to walk on the moon in 1969 and the commander of the Apollo mission.
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Why is Apollo 13 important?

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Apollo 13 is very important as it showed the world that , we could bring a damaged spacecraft with the astronauts back from the moon.
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How many people flew to the moon Apollo project?

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As each Apollo spacecraft had three astronauts at a time and seven Apollo crafts flew to the moon, there were a total of 21 astronauts.
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How long was Neil Armstrong on the moon?

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Answer Armstrong and Aldrin were on the lunar surface for 21 hours. The actual time spent outside walking on the moon was 2 hours 13 minutes from the time Armstrong set foot on the surface until they both returned to 'Eagle' and closed the hatch.
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How many Apollo rockets have there been?

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Threr has been 13 Apollo rockets
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Why did the Apollo 11 radio beep?

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Those beeps before and after each voice transmission are called Quindar tones. The reason for these tones was to, essentially, mute and unmute the dedicated phone lines that connected the transmission receiving stations to Mission Control in Houston. Because the phone lines were dedicated the noise between Houston and the capsule would have been constant, annoying and distracting the astronauts. Therefor the Quindar tones were built in. Two tones were used in the Quindar system, named after its manufacturer, both being pure sine waves that were 250ms long. The "intro tone" was generated at 2,525 Hz and signaled the "key down" keypress of the PTT button. The "outro tone" was slightly lower at 2,475 Hz and signaled the release of the PTT button. The tones were generated by special equipment located at Mission Control, and they were decoded by detectors located at the various tracking stations.
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What do astronauts do to train to go to the moon?

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They have to train to get used to weightlessness , and get over travel sickness as well, and the instruments as well.
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What is the purpose of the Apollo Spacecraft?

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The purpose of the Apollo spacecraft ,was to fly in space to the moon and also to land on it. we all no that right
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Did the lunar lander return to the command module?

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yes and no. yes, because the lander did return to the command module so the crew members could go home. no, because it split in half, so in a way yes, just not all of it.
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Were there any funny stories from the Apollo missions?

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An astronaut played golf on the moon, and Conrad showed the camera tothe bright sun so it was spoilt.
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What was the Apollo Achievement Award?

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An award presented by NASA to the people and teams that helped place Apollo 11 on the moon's surface. The text of the award reads In appreciation of dedicated service to the nation as a member of the team which has advanced the nation's capabilities in aeronautics and space and demonstrated them in many outstanding accomplishments culminating in Apollo 11's successful achievement of man's first landing on the moon, July 20, 1969.
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Where can you get pictures of both the early and modern space shuttles?

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There have been six shuttles, the first being the Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-1). Although the Enterprise was never intended for use in for orbital missions, its primary use was as a test vehicle for in-atmosphere flight tests of the 747 aircraft "taxi" system that moved the shuttle from Edwards AFB or other alternate landing sites to Kennedy Space Center in those cases where the shuttle couldn't land at KSC. It was also used to test the shuttle's glide and landing capability. The original 4 space-capable orbiters are: OV-099 - Challenger (originally STA-099) OV-102 - Columbia OV-103 - Discovery OV-104 - Atlantis Shuttle Endeavour (OV-105) was built to replace Challenger. The easiest way to get pictures of each shuttle is from the main NASA or Kennedy Space Center websites at the links below. Each shuttle is listed by mission, and each mission has a complete record of low and hi-resolution pictures available for download by the public.
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What did Neil Armstrong do?

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He was the first person to set foot on the moon. Buzz Aldrin was in the capsule with him when they touched down so technically the two of them landed on the moon simultaneously so depending on how you want to parse it, either they were BOTH first or neither one was "the first person to land on the moon." Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he completed his bachelor's degree at Purdue University and served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights. He later completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California. His first flight as an astronaut was with the Gemini program (in Gemini 8). After the Apollo program he worked for the Office of Advanced Research and Technology, Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for one year then accepted a teaching position in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. By that time he had also completed a Master's degree with the University of Southern California. After teaching for 8 years, he resigned and worked as a spokesman for several US companies and served on the board of directors for other US companies. He was also appointed to the boards investigating the Apollo13 failure and the Challenger disaster.
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How many Apollo mission were unsuccessful?

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Actually only Apollo 13 was a failure. But you could also count the first Apollo spacecraft that caught fire.
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What stops astronauts from falling off the moon?

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Gravity. The moon's Escape Velocity (the speed at which an object needs to travel in order to "break free" from the moon's gravitation pull) is 2.38 km/sec (about 5,300 mph) . So although the moon does have only 1/6 the Earth's gravitation pull, it is still sufficient to keep objects firmly in place.
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What religion is neil Armstrong?

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He was a deist. Armstrong rarely if ever publicly discussed his faith, but "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by James R. Hansen, describes him as a deist, although his mother was a Methodist. The most direct evidence for this was when he applied to lead a Boy Scout group in the late 1950s, writing in "Deist" for his religious affiliation. There is a persistent rumor that Armstrong converted to Islam after his experience on the moon, but this rumor is not only unverified, it has been explicitly denied by Armstrong on numerous occasions.
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How many children did Neil Armstrong have?

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Neil and Janet Armstrong had three children - Eric, Karen (who sadly died at age two), and Mark.
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Where did Apollo 14 land on the moon?

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The Lunar Module landed in the Fra Mauro formation.
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Nickname for Edwin Aldrin?

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The nickname of Edwin Aldrin was buzz . It was given by his sister who could not pronounce brother, she always said Buzzer.
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Which President encouraged the US to land on the moon?

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John F. Kennedy, in a speech on May 25, 1961, proposed a manned moon landing by the end of that decade. President Richard M. Nixon spoke to Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins during the first moon landing on July 21, 1969. In a famous speech by John F. Kennedy, he stressed the importance that man seek knowledge that isn't readily available and almost impossible to obtain. One of those goals was to put a man on the moon, therefore making the "impossible" possible. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/25/newsid_4369000/4369187.stm
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What Apollo moon mission tested the feather hammer and gravity?

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The experiment was conducted by CDR Dave Scott during Apollo 15. Related Link below goes to NASA video footage of the experiment.

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