Noun Apollo Definition and Examples




(n.) A deity among the Greeks and Romans. He was the god of light and day (the "sun god"), of archery, prophecy, medicine, poetry, and music, etc., and was represented as the model of manly grace and beauty; -- called also Phebus.


The Apollo program greatly advanced our knowledge of space.
A report came in that Apollo 11 succeeded in landing on the moon.
On the same day, Apollo 11 succeeded in landing on the moon's surface.
Against all expectations, the Apollo spacecraft made it safely back to Earth.
While on the Moon Shepard played golf with a club he had carried onboard the lunar spacecraft of Apollo 14.
In July of 1969, Neil Armstrong was the commander of Apollo 11, America's first attempt to land a manned vehicle on the Moon.
A shoulder patch from the Apollo 1 mission, whose crew was killed in a fire, and medals commemorating two Soviet cosmonauts who died in their country's space efforts, were left on the Moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts.
After a flight of 8 days, 3 hours, and 19 minutes, Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24 at 12:51 E.D.S.T.
Footprints left on the Moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts will still be visible to Moon visitors 1 million years from now.
The lunar module of Apollo 15 landed on the Moon on July 30, 1971 and the astronauts explored the surface riding in the first lunar rover.
The mission of Apollo 13, though, was a near disaster as an explosion damaged the craft on the way to the Moon. The mission had to be aborted and re-entry was achieved only with great difficulty.
On Apollo 9 and Apollo 10 missions, further testing of the lunar landing craft were carried out. This paved the way for the success of Apollo 11 in landing on the lunar surface.
In 1968 on December 21, Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders carried out the first Apollo mission which orbited the Moon.
On January 27, 1967, the cockpit of Apollo 1 caught fire during a practice countdown. United States astronauts Edward White II, Virgil Grissom, and Roger Chaffee died in the fire.
Beetroot was offered to Apollo in his temple at Delphi.

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