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The journey to the moon and successful landing on the lunar surface. One of the astronauts stayed in orbit in the Command/Service Module (CSM) and the other two astronauts landed on the moon in the Lunar Module (LM).

Watch part 3: https://youtu.be/qt_xoCXLXnI

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For the curious minded:
-This video loosely details the first Apollo Moon landing (Apollo 11).
-The Apollo missions are the only missions to date that have sent humans beyond low earth orbit (hopefully SpaceX and NASA will change that soon!)
-After separation, the S-IVB (Saturn V 3rd stage) was directed into a solar orbit or intentionally smashed into the moon to measure seismic vibrations.
-The 'Free Return Trajectory' was actually used on Apollo 13 to get them back home safely.
-Lunar Orbit Insertion(LOI) had a second engine burn to adjust their orbit - this was not covered in the video.
-It took about 2 hours to orbit the moon, they were at a height of about 69 miles (110 km).
-On Apollo 11 they almost had to abort because they were almost out of fuel.
-The LM was immediately prepped for take off after landing on the moon. If anything went wrong (such as leaking fuel) they would have to attempt to take off ASAP.

I'm not entirely sure what color the flame on the LM descent engine really was...but blue made it look awesome! If anyone knows for sure - please let me know in the comments!

Special thanks to Andrew Price for an incredible tutorial on creating a realistic Earth! Check it out here: https://www.blenderguru.com/tutorials/earth-cycles/

Music:
"Echinoderm Regeneration" by Jingle Punks (Youtube audio library)
"The Framework" by Jingle Punks (Youtube audio library)
"On the Tip" by Jingle Punks (Youtube audio library)
"The Story Unfolds" by Jingle Punks (Youtube audio library)

Sources:
http://www.apolloproject.com/press/apollo11.pdf
https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/nasa58040.pdf
https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/LM04_Lunar_Module_ppLV1-17.pdf
http://history.nasa.gov/ap11fj/

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#nasa #apollo #b3d

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