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NASA Apollo Missions - This timeline will also provide the students a foundation of the important dates to include in their timeline of NASA and the Apollo missions.

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Apollo 17 mission, exploring the moon. #The moon #Apollo 17 astronaut lunomobil. http://www.mindblowingpicture.com/wallpaper/space/wp2tqj47.html

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The Earth rises beyond the moon and the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. Michael Collins inside the Apollo 11 capsule, is the only human, living or dead, not contained in the frame of this picture!

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Every US space mission from Mercury to Apollo-Soyuz with astronauts color-coded by selection group.

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Apollo Saturn V.  Would love to see one lift off from only two or three miles away :)

Apollo Saturn V. Would love to see one lift off from only two or three miles away :)

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The Apollo 10 command module photographed from the lunar module after separation in orbit around the Moon, May 22, 1969.

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Connections to Modern: The Apollo Missions were named this because of the Greek God Apollo that was responsible for giving humans science.

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Making the final crewed landing of the Apollo Program, Apollo 17 touched down on the lunar surface on December 11, 1972, at 2:54 p.m. EST. Along with mission Commander Gene Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt guided the Lunar Module Challenger towards the Taurus-Littrow Valley. Schmitt, the only geologist to land on the Moon, and Cernan spent three days on the lunar surface. Learn more about Apollo 17: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo17.html#.Uqh0wncnYfw

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Gemini Image Gallery

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

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These Are the Most Iconic Photos in Space Travel History

Astronauts Gus Grissom/ Edward White/ Roger Chaffee in front of the launch pad, 1967. They were to pilot the first manned Apollo mission. Tragically, during launch pad testing, a fire would asphyxiate them. The mission was originally designated the Apollo 204, but was renamed Apollo 1 in their recognition

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Apollo 11 Launch - The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle climbs toward orbit on July 16, 1969, bearing astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. Armstrong and Aldrin would make history as the first men on the moon,

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Apollo’s Historic Lunar Landing

The Apollo Command/Service Module 'Columbia', viewed from 'Eagle', stationed over the moon’s surface during the Apollo 11 mission, 20th July 1969. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The Apollo 11 mission's computers were less powerful than today's mobile phones By Brian Burke on July 15, "It's absolutely amazing that the computers used to guide the Apollo 11 mission to the moon were no more powerful than a pocket calculator or a mobile phone."

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Inside Lunar Module

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The Apollo 17 Moon Mission was the longest Apollo mission in history lasting 504 hours. This was also the longest lunar surface stay time at 75 hours that resulted in the astronauts collecting 257 pounds (117 kilograms) of lunar samples (Moon Rocks) that utilized the Marshall Space Flight Center developed Lunar Rover which is pictured above.

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Apollo Mission Exhibition

One of many Apollo mission artifacts being displayed in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

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Apollo 11 Liftoff and Flag - A Saturn V rocket launches the Apollo 11 crew on the first moon landing mission on July 16, 1969 in this image framed by an American flag. Four days later, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon while crewmate Michael Collins orbited above.

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