The Apollo Program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth, but America's goals went beyond that. They included:

  • Establishing the technology to meet other national interests in space.
  • Achieving preeminence in space for the United States.
  • Carrying out a program of scientific exploration of the Moon.
  • Developing man's capability to work in the lunar environment.

Learn more about the Apollo Program:

Apollo to the Moon


Explore the history of Apollo and the decision to go to the Moon in our Apollo to the Moon exhibition.

The Apollo Program

Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

Learn about each of the crewed missions of the Apollo Program.

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 Ticker-Tape Parade

View objects, multimedia, an interactive timeline, and share memories of the first mission to land humans on the Moon.