D2.9-D6.2 Lasting Developments from Apollo and Saturn V
Symposium: D2. IAF SPACE TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS AND INNOVATIONS SYMPOSIUM
Session: 9-D6.2 – The Apollo program and the rockets that took humanity to the moon
To accomplish the Moon landings in the 1960s and early 1970s NASA had to create the technology that could launch the astronauts, sustain them on a trip to and from the Moon, land them on the surface, and enable them to depart the Lunar Module and work on the Moon’s surface. The Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Module, the Lunar Module, and the spacesuits that were built proved remarkably capable and usable, both for these missions, and provided a base of knowledge that has descended since that time. This presentation will explore this technology and its uses.