Apollo 11 VS Apollo 12

Marliese Padgham

The first men to walk on the moon

Apollo 11 was the first manned (successful) mission to the moon. On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were the first people in history to walk on the moon successfully make it back to planet Earth



At the Cape Kennedy at 13:32:00 UT was were the spacecraft was launched. The spacecraft that was used in this mission was a Saturn V rocket, Lunar Module Eagle Two hours and 33 minutes in Earth orbit, the engine was reignited for acceleration of the spacecraft. Likewise the spacecraft was above the moon’s surface and each orbit took at least two hours.


It was almost 102 hr, 45 min and 40 sec before the spacecraft landed on the moon after it launched. After getting prepared for this big event, Neil Armstrong was the first person out of the spacecraft with Aldrin behind him. Only Collins stayed in orbit, doing experiments, and took pictures from the spacecraft.


On The Moon And Back

Both Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the moon for almost three hours. Gathering rocks, and moon dirt off the moon to bring back to Earth. As well as they placed US flag on the moon and then joined Collins. They left the moon July 22 and landed back in Earth July 23. It took two days for the all three astronauts to get back to planet Earth.


Apollo 12

Apollo 12 is comparable to Apollo 11 but can be different. Apollo 12 was the second manned trip to the moon and back. The crew, Charles (Pete) Conrad, Jr., the commander; Richard F. Gordon, the command module pilot; and Alan L. Bean, the lunar module It was November 14, 1969, four months after Apollo 11. On the Yankee Clipper. Apollo 12 launched from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., at 11:22:00, just like were Apollo 11 was launched.


While launching it started to rain unlike Apollo 11’s spacecraft Apollo 12’s spacecraft was built for strong weather. But the mission was not dealade. When they were lifting off the clouds turned gray while in mid air a lighting bolt hit the spacecraft. 16 seconds later another one hit the spacecraft but the spacecraft made it to space.



Only 600 feet away from the moon the landing was a ocean of waves they said, nonetheless tougher than Apollo 11. Precision landing was made using an automatic guidance, with only small manual corrections.


On The Moon And Back Home

Bean and Conrad were the two who got out and walked on the moon. Just as Apollo 11 only two crew members got out. Gathering basalts, dark-colored igneous rocks, that differently enough they were hundreds of millions of years younger than the rocks collected on Apollo 11, to bring back to Earth. They returned to Earth November 24, they also spent 10 days in space.