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Apollo Lunar OrbiterThe Apollo-spacecraft is the transportation vehicle designed during the NASA program which took humans from the Earth to the surface of the Moon and returned them safely home. The program to design this transport and its utilities was first implemented during the late 1950s and became the central focus of the space race through the 1960s. Use of the Apollo-spacecraft culminated in the cultural and historical event known as the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. NASA continued with the Apollo program for another six years, successfully venturing to the Moon another six times and experiencing one emergency in the form of the famous Apollo 13 mission.

This guide from Bright Hub is designed to give the reader a look inside the mechanisms and design of one of the most advanced technological achievements in the history of mankind. Articles explore the different facets of the Apollo-spacecraft, its inner workings and the different elements that took humans to the nearest celestial body.

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Apollo Lunar Orbiter. (Supplied by NASA; Public Domain; http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Apollo_CSM_lunar_orbit.jpg)

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