On one mission, the lunar module left in lunar orbit after the astronauts returned to the command module
failed to respond to a computer command to de-orbit into the moon.
Collins said: "50 years ago I went on an adventure that took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the moon for the first time in history while I stayed in orbit 60 miles above them in the command module
, which would have eventually bring us all home."
His command module
pilot, Michael Collins, did not set foot on the Moon but managed to survive in lunar orbit to retrieve his colleagues from the surface.
At ten minutes to midday on July 24, the Command Module
, Columbia, splashed down successfully in the Pacific.
THE often forgotten third astronaut of the Apollo 11 mission was left in charge of the command module
while Armstrong and Aldrin descended to the moon.
Kids ages 9-14 will: Determine what they would weigh on the moon; Learn to identify the moon's features; Demonstrate orbital mechanics with a marble and a shallow bowl; Calculate how far away the moon is using sports equipment; Recreate the shape and size of the command module
; Eat like an astronaut and make "space food"; Design a mission patch and more!
They then returned to the command module
. After demonstrating the docking manoeuvre, the mission was over and Snoopy was shot off into space.
* 'The moment that astronaut Bill Anders read passages from the Book of Genesis from the command module
of Apollo 8 as it emerged from the dark side of the Moon was one that literally changed our perspective forever.
In addition to that, drivers can use an (optional) command module
to set variable, voluntary limits in automotive speed limiter .
16 (BNA): The Youth and Sports Ministry's Bahrain Science Centre has hosted, in cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the US Embassy, American astronaut, Alfred Worden, who was the Command Module
Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971.
The third member of the team, Command Module
pilot Michael Collins, is played by Lukas Haas, the Amish boy in Harrison Ford's 1985 cop thriller, Witness.
They brought lunar soil back into the command module
, where it clung to their spacesuits.