Apollo 7: NASA's First "Mini-Mutiny" In Space

Credit: NASAFifty years ago, three people took a new spacecraft for a spin around Earth. It performed nearly flawlessly — so well that on the next mission, NASA decided to send people all the way to the moon. While Apollo 7 isn’t well remembered, it was a crucial mission, one that helped NASA build confidence for its moon landings.The mission still holds lessons for the International Space Station today, as NASA focuses on running its missions smoothly and safely while keeping an eye on astronaut health in space. The agency now has strict rules about quarantine, sleep periods, food, and exercise to make sure that astronauts have the best chance of staying healthy in space. Those rules came in large part due to the lessons learned during Apollo, when crews were disrupted or broken up because astronauts developed illnesses. Safety first Apollo 7 launched on Oct. 11, 1968. NASA and the Soviet Union were engaged in a race to send humans to the moon, because they wanted to demonstrate technologi

Apollo 7: NASA's First "Mini-Mutiny" In Space

Almost exactly 50 years ago, NASA launched the first crewed Apollo mission into space. The goal was to test the latest spaceship tech, ensuring humans could survive their long trip to the moon, ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Discover Magazine

Apollo 7: NASA’s first mini-mutiny in space, Tue 9 Oct 18 from Astronomy.com

Apollo's First Crewed Trip to Space Happened 50 Years Ago

Precisely 50 years ago today, three astronauts blasted off into the achingly blue sky and sped into orbit around Earth. The flight was a crucial stepping stone to the moon landing that occured ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from SPACE.com

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