Every US space mission from Mercury to Apollo-Soyuz with astronauts color-coded by selection group.

Every US space mission from Mercury to Apollo-Soyuz with astronauts color-coded by selection group.

Apollo 9 was the third manned mission in the United States Apollo space program and the first flight of the Command/Service Module (CSM) with the Lunar Module (LM). Its three-person crew, consisting of Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, tested several aspects critical to landing on the Moon, including the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers.

Apollo 9 was the third manned mission in the United States Apollo space program and the first flight of the Command/Service Module (CSM) with the Lunar Module (LM). Its three-person crew, consisting of Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, tested several aspects critical to landing on the Moon, including the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers.

NASA Apollo Missions - This timeline will also provide the students a foundation of the important dates to include in their timeline of NASA and the Apollo missions.

NASA Apollo Missions - This timeline will also provide the students a foundation of the important dates to include in their timeline of NASA and the Apollo missions.

Apollo Saturn V.  Would love to see one lift off from only two or three miles away :)

Apollo Saturn V. Would love to see one lift off from only two or three miles away :)

The Apollo Command/Service Module 'Columbia', viewed from 'Eagle', stationed over the moon’s surface during the Apollo 11 mission, 20th July 1969. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Apollo’s Historic Lunar Landing

The Apollo Command/Service Module 'Columbia', viewed from 'Eagle', stationed over the moon’s surface during the Apollo 11 mission, 20th July 1969. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

These Apollo 11 Mission Photos Will Transport You Back To A Remarkable Day In History

PHOTOS: Rare Glimpses Of Historic Apollo 11 Mission

These Apollo 11 Mission Photos Will Transport You Back To A Remarkable Day In History

Making the final crewed landing of the Apollo Program, Apollo 17 touched down on the lunar surface on December 11, 1972, at 2:54 p.m. EST. Along with mission Commander Gene Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt guided the Lunar Module Challenger towards the Taurus-Littrow Valley. Schmitt, the only geologist to land on the Moon, and Cernan spent three days on the lunar surface. Learn more about Apollo 17: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo17.html#.Uqh0wncnYfw

Making the final crewed landing of the Apollo Program, Apollo 17 touched down on the lunar surface on December 11, 1972, at 2:54 p.m. EST. Along with mission Commander Gene Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt guided the Lunar Module Challenger towards the Taurus-Littrow Valley. Schmitt, the only geologist to land on the Moon, and Cernan spent three days on the lunar surface. Learn more about Apollo 17: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo17.html#.Uqh0wncnYfw

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One of many Apollo mission artifacts being displayed in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

Apollo Mission Exhibition

One of many Apollo mission artifacts being displayed in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

Omega Speedmaster Professional 50th Anniversary Limited Edition - My new addition - perfect to watch Apollo missions in!

Omega Speedmaster Professional 50th Anniversary Limited Edition - My new addition - perfect to watch Apollo missions in!

Stunning unseen photos of the 11 Apollo missions give an inside look on the most famous flights in history through the lens of the very few astronauts who have ever dared to explore space.

Unseen Apollo photos give inside look on the historical 11 missions

Stunning unseen photos of the 11 Apollo missions give an inside look on the most famous flights in history through the lens of the very few astronauts who have ever dared to explore space.

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