A series of space flights undertaken by the United States with a goal of landing a man on the moon. Each Apollo flight carried a crew of three astronauts. The first lunar landing by humans was achieved by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. Five other successful lunar landings followed. The Apollo program ended in 1974. It was named after the Greek god of learning, Apollo.
Note: Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon.
apollonia a city of Macedonia between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, from which it was distant about 36 miles. Paul and Silas passed through it on their way to Thessalonica (Acts 17:1). Historical Examples It did not yield; and apollonia’s yellow eyes sent out a flash of excited expectation. The Guests Of Hercules C. N. Williamson and […]
pertaining to the cult of Apollo. (lowercase) serene, calm, or well-balanced; poised and disciplined. (lowercase) having the properties of or preferring classic beauty. Compare (def 2). Historical Examples Arnobius and the fathers of the fourth century generally believed in the Apollonian thaumaturgy and attributed it to magic. Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway Mayburn, folding […]
- Apollonius dyscolus
died a.d. c140, Greek grammarian.
- Apollonius of perga
noun ?261–?190 bc, Greek mathematician, remembered for his treatise on conic sections