Official Poll Results and Missions Selected for Posters #2 & #3
Here are the results for our poll for the most popular missions in human spaceflight history. These results now confirm the first three missions featured in our series:
POSTER #1: APOLLO 11 [design completed]
The first mission of human exploration on the surface of the Moon. Neil Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Buzz Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They both spent just under a day before rendezvousing with Michael Collins piloting the command module in lunar orbit and returning to Earth.
POSTER #2: ISS [due Feb 21]
International Space Station is a microgravity and space environment research laboratory which supports experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other scientific research. It is also the current record holder for the longest continuously crewed spaceflight mission now since November 2000.
POSTER #3: VOSTOK 1 [due Feb 28]
The first human spaceflight in history. Vostok 1 was launched on April 12, 1961 from Baikonur Cosmodrome with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, making him the first human to cross into outer space. It was also an orbital spaceflight consisting of a single orbit and took 108 minutes from launch to landing.
#4 - Apollo 8: First manned trip to the moon
#5 - Apollo 13: A successful failure
#6 - Space Shuttle (STS-31): Hubble deployment
#7 - Saturn V: The rocket that sent mankind to the Moon
#8 - Space Shuttle (STS-1): The boldest test flight in history
#9 - Mercury Program
#10 - Gemini Program
Depending on the success of this campaign, it is possible that another series will follow and add another three designs. For this reason, we will still keep the poll open and when another campaign is proposed — we will reassess the results and see if #4-#6 still hold onto their positions. So keep voting!