Posted by Lydia on July 20th, 2009
More Apollo Trivia – Part II:
It all started with SPUTNIK, Laika the Dog and Yuri Gagarin.
Here is more interesting trivia for your enjoyment.
1. Who said: “Houston, Tranquillity Base here, The Eagle Has Landed.”
What was the next statement made from the lunar surface after this one?
2. Who described the lunar surface and his space travel experience as: “Magnificent Desolation “?
3. Who said: “We chose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things not because they are easy but because they are hard”?
4. How long after JFK voiced America’s goal to reach the moon was Apollo 11 launched?
5. How long was the journey from Earth to Moon?
6. Who is the record holder for the longest moonwalk?
7. With no air or wind on the Moon, how does the American flag, placed there by Neil Armstrong, remain unfurled?
8. The Apollo 11 moonwalkers left a plaque on the Moon. What does it say?
9. How many flags have been placed on the lunar surface? Are they all American flags? Are they all still standing?
10. How many American Astronauts have lost their lives while working for the space programme?
11. How many Apollo missions were there?
The Apollo programme began in 1963 and lasted through 1972. The main goal was to land a manned mission on the moon and return safely to earth.
Apollos 7 and 9 were earth orbiting missions testing Command and Lunar modules.
Apollos 8 and 10 photographed the lunar surface.
Apollo 12 returned valuable information from the Ocean of Storms landing spot.
Apollo 13 was forced to abort its lunar landing due to a major malfunction.
Apollo 14 was the third manned mission. It launched on February 5, 1971 commanded by Alan Shepard Jr. This was Shepard’s second space mission. He was the first American in space aboard a Mercury Redstone 3. Shepard, along with Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell landed near Fra Mauro Crater while Pilot Stuart Roosa remained orbiter.
Apollo 15 was the first mission to travel the lunar surface by Lunar Rover. The command module was named Endeavor. The Lunar Module was named Falcon.
Apollo 16 landed in the lunar highlands region called the Descartes Highlands.
NASA’s last manned mission to the moon ( Apollo 17) took place on December 7, 1972 and was the first night launch and the ninth manned Apollo mission.
Only twelve humans have set foot on another solar system body: Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Charles Conrad, Alan Bean, Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, David Scott, James Irwin, John Young, Charles Duke, Gene Cernan, and Harrison Schmitt.
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