Chronology of U.S. Astronaut Missions (1961 - 1972)


Mission Timeline


1961
Mercury Redstone 3 - 5 May 1961 - Earth Suborbital  
(Shepard)
Mercury Redstone 4 - 21 July 1961 - Earth Suborbital  
(Grissom)
1962
Mercury Atlas 6 - 20 February 1962 - Earth Orbiter  
(Glenn)
Mercury Atlas 7 - 24 May 1962 - Earth Orbiter  
(Carpenter)
Mercury Atlas 8 - 3 October 1962 - Earth Orbiter  
(Schirra)
1963
Mercury Atlas 9 - 15 May 1963 - Earth Orbiter  
(Cooper)
1964
1965
Gemini 3 - 23 March 1965 - Earth Orbiter  
(Grissom, Young)
Gemini 4 - 3 June 1965 - Earth Orbiter  
(McDivitt, White)
Gemini 5 - 21 August 1965 - Earth Orbiter  
(Cooper, Conrad)
Gemini 7 - 4 December 1965 - Earth Orbiter  
(Borman, Lovell)
Gemini 6A - 15 December 1965 - Earth Orbiter  
(Schirra, Stafford)
1966
Gemini 8 - 16 March 1966 - Earth Orbiter  
(Armstrong, Scott)
Gemini 9A - 3 June 1966 - Earth Orbiter  
(Stafford, Cernan)
Gemini 10 - 18 July 1966 - Earth Orbiter  
(Young, Collins)
Gemini 11 - 12 September 1966 - Earth Orbiter  
(Conrad, Gordon)
Gemini 12 - 11 November 1966 - Earth Orbiter  
(Lovell, Aldrin)
1967
1968
Apollo 7 - 11 October 1968 - Earth Orbiter  
(Schirra, Eisele, Cunningham)
Apollo 8 - 21 December 1968 - Lunar Orbiter  
(Borman, Lovell, Anders)
1969
Apollo 9 - 3 March 1969 - Earth Orbiter  
(McDivitt, Scott, Schweikart)
Apollo 10 - 18 May 1969 - Lunar Orbiter  
(Stafford, Young, Cernan)
Apollo 11 - 16 July 1969 - Lunar Landing  
(Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins)
Apollo 12 - 14 November 1969 - Lunar Landing  
(Conrad, Bean, Gordon)
1970
Apollo 13 - 11 April 1970 - Lunar Mission - Landing Aborted  
(Lovell, Haise, Swigert)
1971
Apollo 14 - 31 January 1971 - Lunar Landing  
(Shepard, Mitchell, Roosa)
Apollo 15 - 26 July 1971 - Lunar Landing  
(Scott, Irwin, Worden)
1972
Apollo 16 - 16 April 1972 - Lunar Landing  
(Young, Duke, Mattingly)
Apollo 17 - 7 December 1972 - Lunar Landing  
(Cernan, Schmitt, Evans)


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Last Updated: 12 April 2016, DRW