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Official Mission Timelimes for Apollo

Apollo Mission
Dates of Mission Mission Duties - Outcome Crew Members
1 Jan. 27 - 1967 An Oxygen fire on the pad killed all aboard. Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom,
Edward White,
Roger B. Chaffee
4 Nov. 9 - 1967 First flight of Saturn V rocket; successfully demonstrated S-IVB third stage restart and tested CM heat shield at lunar re-entry speeds * UNMANNED *
5 Jan. 22 - 1968 First flight of Lunar Module; successfully fired descent engine and ascent engine; demonstrated "fire-in-the-hole" landing abort test. * UNMANNED *
6 Apr. 4 - 1968 Second flight of Saturn V; severe "pogo" vibrations caused two second-stage engines to shut down prematurely, and third stage restart to fail. SM engine used to achieved high-speed re-entry, though less than Apollo 4. NASA identified vibration fixes and declared Saturn V man-rated. * UNMANNED *
7 Oct. 11-22 - 1968 Successful 11-day flight. First live television broadcast from a US space flight Walter M. "Wally" Schirra,
Donn Eisele,
Walter Cunningham
8 Dec. 21-27 - 1968 First manned lunar flight, improvised because LM was not ready for first manned orbital test. Ten lunar orbits in twenty hours; first humans to see lunar far side and Earthrise with own eyes; live television pictures broadcast to Earth Frank Borman,
Jim Lovell,
William A. Anders
9 Mar. 3 -13 - 1969 Ten days in Earth orbit, demonstrated LM propulsion, rendezvous and docking with CSM. EVA tested lunar Portable Life Support System (PLSS). James McDivitt,
David Scott,
Russell L. "Rusty" Schweickart
10 May 18-26 - 1969 LM descended to 8.4 nautical miles (15.6 km) without landing Thomas P. Stafford,
John W. Young,
Eugene Cernan
11 July 16-24 - 1969 Sea of Tranquility; single EVA in direct vicinity of LM. Navigation errors and computer alarms overcome Neil Armstrong,
Michael Collins,
Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin
12 Nov. 14-24 - 1969 Lightning strike during launch nearly aborted the mission; successful landing near Surveyor 3 probe; two EVAs; returned Surveyor parts to earth; first controlled LM ascent stage impact after jettison; first use of deployable S-band antenna; two lightning strikes after liftoff with brief loss of fuel cells and telemetry; lunar TV camera damaged by accidental exposure to sun. Charles "Pete" Conrad,
Richard Gordon,
Alan Bean
13 Apr. 11-17 - 1970 Mission aborted after SM oxygen tank explosion on outward leg, cancelling the landing; LM used as crew "lifeboat" for safe return. First S-IVB stage impact on Moon as active seismic test. Jim Lovell,
Jack Swigert,
Fred Haise
14 Jan. 31-Feb. 9 - 1971 Successful landing at site intended for Apollo 13; mission overcame docking problems, faulty LM abort switch and delayed landing radar acquisition; first color video images from the lunar surface; first materials science experiments in space; two EVAs Alan B. Shepard,
Stuart Roosa,
Edgar Mitchell
15 July 26-Aug. 7 - 1971 First "J series" mission with 3-day lunar stay and extensive geology investigations; first use of lunar rover (17.25 miles (27.8 km) driven); 1 lunar "standup" EVA, 3 lunar surface EVAs, plus deep space EVA on return to retrieve orbital camera film from SM. David Scott,
Alfred Worden,
James Irwin
16 Apr. 16-27 - 1972 Only landing in lunar highlands; malfunction in a backup CSM yaw gimbal servo loop delayed landing and reduced stay in lunar orbit; no ascent stage deorbit due to malfunction; 3 lunar EVAs plus deep space EVA. John W. Young,
Ken Mattingly,
Charles Duke
17 Dec. 7-19 - 1972 Last Apollo lunar landing; most recent human flight beyond low Earth orbit (as of 2012); only lunar mission with a scientist (geologist); 3 lunar EVAs plus deep space EVA Eugene Cernan,
Ronald Evans,
Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt, PhD
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