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Apollo Program


The Apollo Program was designed to safely ferry astronauts to the Moon and then back to Earth. The Apollo spacecraft had three sections: the command module, which housed crew quarters and flight control; the service modules, which held the propulsion and support systems; and the lunar module, which could detach from the rest of the craft, land on the moon, and then return to reconnect with the rest of the ship before heading back to Earth. Apollo 11 was the first to accomplish that task, in 1969.

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