Apollo 40th Anniversary
Just 40 years ago, the Earth stood still to watch as the crew of Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Four days earlier, the intrepid crew of three men, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, launched aboard the massive Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center, carrying the hopes and dreams of mankind with them.
40th Anniversary of Apollo 13
The celebration continues as 2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of NASA’s "successful failure" - Apollo 13. What was to have been the third manned moon landing, an explosion onboard the spacecraft changed the course of the mission and threatened the lives of crew members Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise. After a joint rescue effort by the astronauts onboard and mission control back home, the crew returned safely back to Earth.
Apollo Treasures Gallery
The new Apollo Treasures Gallery showcases treasures from the Apollo moon missions, including Apollo 14 Commander Alan Shepard’s spacesuit along with a rare collection of spacesuits and other gear used by the Apollo moonwalkers to explore the lunar surface. Also on display is Apollo 16 astronaut John Young’s cuff check list with instructions on how to deploy the American flag on the moon and Apollo 13’s spacesuit repair kit and service module rescue book. The Treasures Gallery opened on July 16, 2009, in celebration of 40 years of Apollo.
Share Your Apollo Program Photos
Were you a part of the more than 400,000 workers involved in the Apollo Program? Did you witness the power of the Saturn V rocket blasting off into space? If so, we would love to see your most prized Apollo photos. Submit your photographs to our Visitor Photo Gallery and we'll post them online.
Submit your Apollo photos to the Visitor Photo Gallery.
View the Apollo 40th Anniversary Photo Gallery.
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