What’s the best and worst times to visit Apollo Express?
- by admin
What’s your favorite time to visit the Apollo Express station?
(And who’s not?)
In our recent Apollo Express Travel Guide, we listed the best places to visit, and we also listed the worst.
In this article, we’ll highlight the best time to come to the Apollo Transit Center and explore the different stops, and then let you decide which stops to visit.
Apollo Transit Station Apollo Transit is located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
Apollo Station is the closest station to the Golden Gate Bridge.
It is the second busiest and longest-serving station on the shuttle.
The Apollo Transit facility is home to many of the Apollo astronauts who spent a year aboard the spacecraft in the 1960s and 1970s.
It was the last stop for the first flight of the first shuttle, STS-100.
The shuttle was launched in August 1969.
It left the San Diego, California, area at 11:46 p.m. local time on August 25, 1969.
When it arrived in San Francisco, it was expected to land on the Embarcadero Pier.
The mission was planned to carry the first astronauts to the moon, but the shuttle broke down after two weeks on the moon.
The astronauts spent two months on the Moon before returning to Earth.
The next phase of the shuttle program, STSRV, was cancelled after six months due to budget constraints.
The first mission of the STS mission was called STS103.
In the STSRv1 mission, NASA planned to launch the spacecraft from Kennedy Space Center.
The STSR v1 crew included astronauts Michael Collins, John Young, and Jack Schmitt.
The crew returned safely to Earth on June 14, 1971.
The last shuttle mission was STS104, in October 1972.
This flight included the last of the three astronauts to survive the Apollo 11 accident on July 21, 1971, in which Apollo 11 commander John Young and Flight Engineer Bruce McCandless died.
Apollo 12 Mission The first flight was STT100, launched on September 1, 1972.
The payload was the first Apollo spacecraft to orbit the Earth.
After landing on the lunar surface, the crew performed experiments in lunar orbit.
This was followed by STS 103, which was scheduled to bring back crewmembers who had survived the Apollo 12 accident.
The following mission was scheduled for October 3, 1973.
The goal of this mission was to test the new STS spacecraft, which would provide crewed flights to the Moon.
However, this mission also included a successful abort test that landed on the far side of the moon and an emergency landing on a landing site called “the belly of the beast.”
STS 104, also scheduled for that day, had an abort test, but it failed.
STS 105, which launched in November 1973, carried astronauts Jack Schumann, Jim Lovell, and William Anders.
The third flight of Apollo 12 was planned for February 24, 1974.
The final mission of Apollo 13, STT-103, was slated to launch on February 25, 1974, but that mission also failed.
This mission also had a successful emergency landing.
Apollo 14 Mission On October 20, 1974 the third flight was cancelled due to a technical problem with the spacecraft.
STT 104-1 and STT 103-2 were rescheduled for February 26, 1975, but those missions did not go as planned.
The fifth and sixth missions of Apollo 14 were scheduled for February 25-26, 1975.
The sixth mission was slated for February 29, 1975; however, this flight was delayed.
Apollo 15 Mission On December 5, 1974 a technical issue with the orbiter caused it to stall and abort.
This caused the crew to have to abort a test flight before the spacecraft was ready to return to Earth for another flight.
The eighth mission of STT 105-2 was scheduled in February 25.
This launch also did not proceed as planned due to technical problems with the craft.
STTS 105-1 was scheduled at 10:05 a.m., but the mission was postponed for a few hours, and the launch was postponed again.
STTRV-1 Mission The STTR-V1 mission was originally scheduled to launch from Kennedy on February 28, 1975 and then land on Cape Canaveral.
The spacecraft failed to perform as planned and had to land in the Atlantic Ocean.
ST TR-V-2 (Apollo 14) landed on February 29.
The launch was originally planned for March 6, 1975 but it was cancelled.
STV-5 mission The last flight of STV was scheduled on April 6, 1973, but an engine failure caused the spacecraft to miss the launchpad.
The rocket crashed in the Hudson River near New York City and burned up.
The entire crew of STS 100 survived the accident, including three astronauts, and were on board the space shuttle Discovery until the launch of the next shuttle, Discovery.
STEV-4 mission The STEV mission was
What’s your favorite time to visit the Apollo Express station?(And who’s not?)In our recent Apollo Express Travel Guide, we listed…
- Royal Air Force to deliver a major new logistics hub in UK, France
- This Concord Express Express Is Now the Best Way to Get to JFK
- How to order Express Freight Logistics from Amazon (UK?)
- How to manage rapid express and the other new technologies
- When is Pacific Express’ $5.8 billion rail project ready to begin?