Apollo 11 landed in the wrong place! Apollo 11 didn't touch down at its intended landing site.
The mobile phone in your pocket is more powerful than Apollo 11's computers.
This great little video explains the basic space travel visually, without any math or difficult terminology.
What is Orbital Mechanics?
Katherine calculated the launch window for the 1961 Mercury mission. find out more about Project Mercury in this SciShow video.
What was the Mercury Mission?
Katherine also helped to calculate the trajectory for the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. Watch the historic NASA footage of the Apollo 11 Moonwalk.
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NASA hadn't fully worked out all the challenges the astronauts might face when attempting to go to the bathroom.
The first Mercury "astronaut" was a monkey . On 4 December 1959, a monkey flew to a height of 85 kilometres (53 miles).
Fun Facts on Project Mercury and Apollo 11