VB : Men On The Moon

Video Broadcast : #128
December 12, 2020

Space Race between USSR and USA

Early lead by USSR

  • First cosmonaut
    Yuri Gagarin
  • Second cosmonaut
    Gherman Titov
  • First female cosmonaut
    Valentina Tereshkova

NASA Projects

  • Mercury Project
    for single astronaut
    We Seven (book by the seven astronauts)
    The Right Stuff (book and movie)
  • Gemini Project
    for two astronauts
  • Apollo Project
    for three astronauts
  • Apollo 1
    Fire due to electrical system failure caused the deaths of three astronauts)
    Needed time to rethink safety measures
  • Apollo 6 and Apollo 7
    after the program restarted
  • Apollo 8
    Orbit the moon and return to earth
    in December 1968
  • Apollo 9
    Tested the start/stop of Lunar Module engine
  • Apollo 10
    Flew Lunar Module to a specified height above the moon
  • Apollo 11
    Landing on the Moon
    in July 1969
    Neil Armstrong (Mission Commander)
    Michael Collins (Command Module Pilot)
    Buzz Aldrin (Lunar Module Pilot)
    My poem sent to NASA
    Also published in the Guardian newspaper
  • Apollo 12
    Longer stay on the Moon
  • Apollo 13
    Power failure in Command Module
    Devised plan to use the power from Lunar Module to return safely to Earth
  • Apollo 14, Apollo 15, Apollo 16, Apollo 17
    Use of rover
    Extensive collection of lunar rocks
    One Geologist/Astronaut

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