Making Apollo
Northrop Grumman

It took a nation to make Apollo happen. Hundreds of thousands of employees were drafted into the effort at American companies both large and small. They rose to meet the challenges amid changing requirements thanks to trial and error and outside-the-box thinking. And, in the end, their designs shaped the machines that carried Apollo astronauts to the Moon and back.

NASA

Nova: The Apollo rocket that never was

Before Saturn V, the most massive rocket ever built, NASA dreamed of another launch vehicle with nearly twice the power.

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NASA

Apollo spacesuits: How ILC built a one-man spaceship

The Personal Life Support System had to keep astronauts safe through the extreme hazards of outer space – all without stopping them from doing their jobs.

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IBM

Apollo computers: When IBM engineers gave rockets a brain

From networking computers to processing unprecedented amounts of data, NASA and IBM were the first to face challenges now common in our modern world.

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NASA

Lunar Module: How do you land on the Moon?

North American's Moon lander was ugly and “buglike,” but Neil Armstrong and five additional missions used it to safely touch down on the surface.

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NASM/Smithsonian Institution

Command Module: Making a Moon ship

The Command Service Module served as a home away from home en route to the Moon and safely returned every last astronaut back to Earth.

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Reaching For The Stars, Grounded In Tradition

As a space-grant institution, Texas A&M University is contributing research and talent to support NASA's missions to the moon, Mars and beyond.

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