The space vehicle that carried three American astronauts to the moon and back in July 1969. The vehicle consisted of a command module, which stayed in lunar orbit, and a lunar module, which carried two of the three crewmen to a safe landing on the moon.
Note: On becoming the first person to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong declared: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Note: The other members of the crew were Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, and Michael Collins.
the ancient Greek and Roman god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, and manly beauty; the son of Leto and brother of Artemis. a very handsome young man. Aerospace. one of a series of U.S. spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to the moon and back. Contemporary Examples Douglas Wolk is the author of Reading Comics: […]
- Apollo asteroid
one of a number of asteroids whose orbits cross that of the earth.
- Apollo belvedere
a Roman marble statue, possibly a copy of a Greek original of the 4th–1st centuries b.c. Historical Examples All had Greek profiles: in truth, they were but various views of the Apollo Belvedere. Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu Constance Fenimore Woolson Again, the face of the Apollo Belvedere is agitated by anxiety, passion, and pride. Ariadne […]
- Apollo computer
apollo computer company A company making workstations often used for CAD. From 1980 to 1987, Apollo were the largest manufacturer of network workstations. Apollo workstations ran Aegis, a proprietary operating system with a Posix-compliant Unix alternative frontend. Apollo’s networking was particularly elegant, among the first to allow demand paging over the network, and allowing a […]