Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Earth and Lunar Orbital Missions

The Apollo Orbital missions were used to test the Command and Lunar Modules and various other components while orbiting the Moon.

Apollo 1


Apollo 1 Crew

Disaster on Pad 34
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Apollo 7


Apollo 7

First manned test flight of the CSM
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Apollo 8


Earthrise from Apollo 8

Man Around The Moon
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Apollo 9


Apollo 9 EVA

Manned Test of Lunar Hardware in
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Apollo 10


Apollo 10 Command Module

Man's Nearest Lunar Approach
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Landing Missions

Apollo 11


Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. flag on the Moon

Lunar Landing Mission
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Apollo 12


Apollo 12 - Alan Bean

Beyond Apollo 11
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Apollo 13


Apollo 13 Crew

"Houston, we've had a problem"
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Apollo 14


Apollo 14

The Third Manned Lunar Landing  
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Apollo 15


Apollo 15 LRV

Exploration of Hadley-Apennine Region
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Apollo 16


Apollo 16 Liftoff

Landing in the Descartes Highlands
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Apollo 17


Apollo 17 Command and Service Module

The Last Manned Lunar Landing
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