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The Computer Power That Made the Apollo Mission Possible

No doubt modern smartphones are far more powerful than the computers used on Apollo missions, yet such comparisons underplay the amazing technology employed by NASA during these missions to get us there. MIT-designed Apollo Guidance Computer was crashproof, operating according to a hierarchical system which allocated energy based on program importance; this allowed energy distribution […]

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Apollo 11 Quizlet

Apollo 11 was an historic United States spaceflight which successfully sent humans to land on the moon. This mission marked an achievement in their national mission of outpacing Soviet Russia in space exploration. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history when they transitioned from their command module Columbia into Eagle, then fired its engine for

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Apollo, a German Shepherd, Was a 9/11 Search-and-Rescue Dog

Apollo and Peter Davis, trained search-and-rescue dogs, arrived at the World Trade Center 15 minutes after South Tower collapsed and quickly began searching the rubble piles for survivors – earning themselves the Dickin Medal for their efforts. James Symington drove Trakr and Genelle Guzman across 15 hours from Nova Scotia, Canada, to Manhattan in aid

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The Apollo Missions Video

NASA’s Apollo program consisted of six missions which used command modules and lunar modules to land astronauts on the Moon. On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set sail from Columbia’s command module and entered their lunar module Eagle, landing successfully and surveying its surface before calling home: “Houston Tranquility Base here:

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Apollo 11 Zaloga

On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin opened Eagle’s hatch to begin the first lunar surface EVA mission. Their two and half hour moonwalk included setting up science experiments, photographing their surroundings, reading an inscription plaque, reading aloud the plaque text, reading aloud an inscription plaque message from spacecraft Apollo 11, reading aloud from it

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