Space Programs

The Apollo Missions

What were the Apollo spacecraft like?

The Apollo spacecraft consisted of three parts: a command module, where the astronauts would travel; a service module, which contained supplies and equipment; and a lunar module, which would detach to land on the Moon. In all, a total of fifteen Apollo spacecraft were produced—three designed for unpiloted missions and twelve for piloted missions. The Apollo missions were launched using the Saturn V rocket, designed by Wernher von Braun and still the most powerful rockets ever successfully operated.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Astronomy Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App