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Acme::MetaSyntactic::space_missions - The space missions theme


This theme lists the names of various space missions flights.


As from Apollo 9, the command and lunar modules of Project Apollo were given radio call signs. This list document them.

Source: A Man on the Moon, by Andrew Chaikin.


This list gives the names of the six Mercury spacecraft, plus the name of the flight cancelled when Deke Slayton was grounded for health reasons.

Source: The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe.

Manned Spacecraft

This list gives the names of the manned spacecraft, all nations and all agencies or firms combined.

Launch Vehicles

This list gives the names of launch vehicles type. For vehicles with several numbered subtypes, only the main type has been given, without the subtype number (which gives one-letter names for Japanese launch vehicles).

Source: The list of launch vehicles is taken from the colour photos from Rocket Science, Alfred J. Zaehringer, Apogee (ISBN 1-894959-09-4). To this book, I have added and


This list gives the names of the humans who were killed in a spacecraft accident.



Jean Forget

Introduced in version 0.41 as apollo, published on September 26, 2005.

Augmented with other space missions and renamed space_missions in version 0.86, published on August 7, 2006.

Updated with themes manned_spacecraft, launch_vehicles and victims in version 0.88, published on August 21, 2006.


Acme::MetaSyntactic, Acme::MetaSyntactic::MultiList.