How Many Missions Were There In The Apollo Program?


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There were 7 Apollo missions. That flew to the moon only 6 landed on the moon's surface.
In total the Apollo program contained 11 missions!

Apollo 1 the ship that burned up on a "Plugs Out" test of the launch capsule. Killing all three crew members, Ed White, Gus Grissom, and Roger Chaffee. RIP guys.
This resulted in a total rethink of the air system the crews used to breath. (no more 100 % Oxygen in the craft).

Apollo 8, 9 and 10 were test flights to test equipment and procedures and to make sure that the flight systems and control systems all worked. Apollo 10 flew within a few short miles of the moon's surface. It was the last "dress rehersal" before the main flight, and drove the   Apollo 10 crews crazy that they could land!

Apollo 11 was the first mission to the moon. This was followed by Apollo 12.  13 was the mission that failed and almost cost the lives of the crew. 14, 15, 16 and 17 all made it to the moon and home again.  Apollo 17 was the last moon mission. And Gene Cernan was the last man to leave the lunar surface on December 14, 1972.

His last words from the Moon's surface were:

"As I take man's last step from the surface, back home for some
time to come — but we believe not too long into the future — I'd like
to just [say] what I believe history will record — that America's
challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. And, as we
leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing,
as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the
crew of Apollo 17."
His last words before liftoff were the more prosaic "Let's get this mother out of here".

There were 2 more rockets and crews ready to go, but the goverments will was not there, so the 2 remaining ships are on display in Kennedy Space Centre FL and and Johnson Flight Control Center TX  I have seen the FL one, and I think the TX is correct. You will need to check as there was a couple of rockets used for the launch of Skylab.

I truly hope this answers your question.

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