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
Learn about each of the crewed missions of the Apollo Program.
View objects, multimedia, an interactive timeline, and share memories of the first mission to land humans on the Moon.