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Human Spaceflight 7h
No better launch date than the anniversary: and crew lifted off to the International on . is a GO as humans continue to
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DLR - English Jul 22
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Mission control was carried out by the space control centre at DFVLR (a predecessor of DLR) at . The 30-metre antenna at the site was used to communicate with the spacecraft.
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DLR - English Jul 22
From the : In 1969, the USA & Germany agreed to send two spacecraft to explore the region between the Sun and Earth – Helios 1 (launch 1974) and Helios 2 (launch 1976). Originally designed to operate for 18 months, they provided valuable data for 11 years.
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DLR - English Jul 20
At this exact moment on 21 July 1969, the Apollo 11 Commander, Neil Armstrong, became the first human to set foot on the Moon. “That’s one small step for a man…one giant leap for mankind.”
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DLR - English Jul 20
50 years ago on 20 July 1969, the Lunar Module touched down on the surface of the . “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” Image:
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DLR - English Jul 20
More ! Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the were broadcast around the world, but how many people tuned in to this historic moment?
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DLR - English Jul 20
The first successful Moon landing took place 50 years ago today. From launch to splashdown, how long did the Apollo 11 mission last?
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European GNSS Agency Jul 20
Do you wonder how satellites over 23.000 km from the 🌍 can make such a difference in our day-to-day lives? Catch up with & the GSA TOMORROW at 2019 ! We will be waiting for you at Oberpfaffenhofen! More info.:
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DLR - English Jul 19
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⇒In the years 1969 to 1972, a total of 12 astronauts walked on the Moon as part of the U.S. Apollo missions.
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DLR - English Jul 19
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⇒The Moon’s orbit around the Earth and rotation about its own axis are linked. During one orbit of the Earth, the Moon also rotates once on its own axis. These rotations both take approximately 29.5 Earth days.
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DLR - English Jul 19
Time for more Friday ! Where on the did land?
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DLR - English Jul 19
Friday's ! How many crewed missions have landed on the Moon up until now?
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DLR - English Jul 18
And more How long is a day on the ? 🌕
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DLR - English Jul 18
Looking for some ? - “The Moon has a lot of resources that we’ll learn how to use in this century and that will be great … the technologies we need to live and work on the Moon will save us right here on this planet.” – John Young
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DLR - English Jul 18
More ! How many people have walked on the 🌕?
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DLR - English Jul 17
And some more ! How far is the Moon 🌕 from Earth 🌍?
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DLR - English Jul 17
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⇒ Apollo 11 entered Earth’s orbit 12 minutes into its flight. After 1.5 orbits, the spacecraft was accelerated onto its trajectory towards the Moon using a liquid- rocket engine (this was called the trans-lunar injection burn).
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DLR - English Jul 17
And... more ! A Saturn rocket launched Apollo 11! How long did it take before the spacecraft entered Earth’s orbit?
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DLR - English Jul 17
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Well done! 👏👏👏 Most of you got it right! Apollo 11 lifted atop a Saturn V launch vehicle on 16 July 1969.
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DLR - English Jul 16
To celebrate we'll be tweeting some Moon and Apollo trivia. Here's your chance to find out how much you know! Which type of rocket was used to send Apollo 11 to the Moon? 🚀 🌕
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