Apollo Mission Summaries

What are the details of each Apollo mission?

Here's a summary of NASA's Apollo missions that took Man to the moon for the first time.
Mission and Rocket Dates &
Duration
Lunar Orbit Landing site, duration & material gathered Crew Details
Apollo 7 

Saturn 1B (AS-205, CSM-101)
Oct 11-22, 1968

10 days, 20 hrs
Walter M. Schirra Jr. (commander),

Donn F. Eisele (CM pilot),

R. Walter Cunningham (LM pilot)
First manned CSM operations in lunar landing program. First
live TV from manned spacecraft. 163 Earth orbits.
Apollo 8

Saturn V (AS-503, CSM-103)
Dec 21-27, 1968

06 days, 03 hrs
20 hrs
10 orbits
Frank Borman (commander),

James A. Lovell Jr. (CM pilot),

William A. Anders (LM pilot)
First manned lunar orbital mission.
Support facilities tested. Photographs taken of Earth and Moon. Live TV broadcasts.
Apollo 9
Gumdrop
and Spider



Saturn V (AS-504, SM-104, CM-104, LM-3)
Mar 03-13, 1969

10 days, 01 hour
James A. McDivitt (commander),

David R. Scott (CM pilot),

Russell L. Schweickart (LM pilot)
First manned flight of all lunar hardware in Earth orbit. Schweickark performed 37 min EVA. Human reactions to space and weightlessness tested in 152 orbits. First manned flight of lunar module.
Apollo 10
Charlie
Brown and Snoopy



Saturn V (AS-505, SM-106, CM-106, LM-4)
May 18-26, 1969

08 days, 03 min
61.6 hrs
31 orbits

Thomas P. Stafford (commander),

John W. Young (CM pilot),

Eugene A. Cernan (LM pilot)
Dress rehearsal for Moon landing. First manned CSM/LM operations in cislunar and lunar environment; simulation of first lunar landing profile. LM taken to within 15,243 m (50,000 ft) of lunar surface. First live color TV from space. LM ascent stage jettisoned in orbit.
Apollo 11
Columbia
and Eagle



Saturn V (AS-506, SM-107, CM-107, LM-5)
Jul 16-24, 1969

08 days, 03 hrs, 18 min
59.5 hrs
30 orbits
Sea of Tranquility.
0.71 deg N,
23.63 deg E


21.6 hrs

20kg 
(44 lbs) 
Neil A. Armstrong (commander),

Michael Collins (CM pilot),

Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. (LM pilot)
First manned lunar landing mission and lunar surface EVA. Flag and instruments deployed; unveiled plaque on the LM descent stage. LM ascent stage left in lunar orbit. 1 EVA of 02 hrs, 31 min.
Apollo 12
Yankee
Clipper and Intrepid



Saturn V (AS-507, SM-108, CM-108, LM-6)
Nov 14-24, 1969
10 days, 04 hrs, 36 min
89 hrs
45 orbits
Ocean of Storms.
3.04 deg S,
23.42 deg W



31.5 hrs


34kg 
(75 lbs)
Charles Conrad Jr. (commander),

Richard F. Gordon Jr. (CM pilot),

Alan L. Bean (LM pilot)
Retrieved parts of the unmanned Surveyor 3, which had landed on the Moon in Apr 1967. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) deployed. LM
descent stage impacted on Moon.
Apollo 13
Odyssey
and Aquarius



Saturn V (AS-508, SM-109, CM-109, LM-7)
Apr 11-17, 1970

05 days, 22.9 hrs

James A. Lovell Jr. (commander),

John L. Swigert Jr. (CM pilot),

Fred W. Haise Jr. (LM pilot)
Third lunar landing attempt. Mission aborted after rupture of service module oxygen tank. Classed as "successful failure" because of experience in rescuing crew. Spent upper stage successfully impacted on the Moon.
Apollo 14
Kitty
Hawk and Antares



Saturn V (AS-509, SM-110, CM-110, LM-8)
Jan 31-Feb 09, 1971

09 days

67 hrs 

34 orbits
Fra Mauro.
3.65 deg S,
17.48 deg W



33.5 hrs


42 kg 
(94 lbs) 

Alan B. Shepard Jr. (commander),

Stuart A. Roosa (CM pilot),

Edgar D. Mitchell (LM pilot)
ALSEP and other instruments deployed. 2 EVAs of 09 hrs, 25 min. Third stage impacted on Moon. Hand cart used for first time to transport rocks.
Apollo 15
Endeavour
and Falcon



Saturn V (AS-510, SM-112, CM-112, LM-10)
Jul 26-Aug 07, 1971

12 days, 17 hrs, 12 min
145 hrs
74 orbits
Hadley-Apennine region near Apennine Mountains.
26.08 deg N,
3.66 deg E



66.9 hrs


76.7 kg 
(169 lbs)
David R. Scott (commander),

Alfred M. Worden (CM pilot),

James B. Irwin (LM pilot)
3 EVAs of 10 hrs, 36 min. Worden performed 38 min EVA on way back to
Earth. First to carry orbital sensors in service module of CSM. ALSEP deployed. Scientific payload landed on Moon doubled. Improved spacesuits gave increased
mobility and stay-time. Lunar Roving Vehicle
(LRV), electric-powered, 4-wheel drive car, traversed total 27.9 km (17 mi). Small sub-satellite left in lunar orbitfor first time.
Apollo 16
Casper
and Orion



Saturn V (AS-511, SM-113, CM-113, LM-11)
Apr 16-27, 1972

11 days, 01 hr, 51 min
126 hrs
64 orbits
Descartes Highlands.
8.97 deg S,
15.51 deg E



71 hrs


95 kg 
(209 lbs)

John W. Young (commander),

Thomas K. Mattingly II (CM pilot),

Charles M. Duke Jr. (LM pilot)
First study of highlands area. Selected surface experiments deployed,
ultraviolet camera/spectrograph used for first time on Moon, and LRV used for
second time. Mattingly performed 01 hour in-flight EVA.
Apollo 17
America
and Challenger




Saturn V (AS-512, SM-114, CM-114, LM-12)


Dec 07-19, 1972


12 days, 13 hrs, 52 min


48 hrs

75 orbits

Taurus-Littrow, highlands and valley area.
20.16 deg N,
30.77 deg E



75 hrs


110.4 kg (243 lbs)

Eugene A. Cernan (commander),

Ronald E. Evans (CM pilot),

Harrison H. Schmitt (LM pilot)


3 EVAs of 22 hrs, 04 min. Evans performed trans-Earth EVA lasting 01 hr, 06 min. First scientist-astronaut to land on Moon: Schmitt. Sixth automated
research station set up. LRV traverse total 30.5 km.