Did the Apollo command modules return to Earth's atmosphere from the Moon fast enough that if there were ejection seats for the astronauts, would three astronauts ejecting have been survivable for them?

Did the Apollo command modules return to Earth's atmosphere from the Moon fast enough that if there were ejection seats for the astronauts, would three astronauts ejecting have been survivable for them?The Apollo command modules hit the atmosphere at 25,000mph (40,000kph). Peak temperatures exceed 5000F (2,800C),

How much were the Apollo astronauts paid?

The Apollo astronauts were first and foremost government employees. They had a rank of Captain and thus were paid according to their rank. In the 1960's they were paid approximately $17,000 a year (around $100,000 in 2012) minus deductions. They were deducted for room and board during missions since their

How was the decision reached that Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins should wait in orbit while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed and walked on the moon? Didn't Collins feel profound disappointment at the time?

Apollo 11's crew was not chosen because Armstrong was a steely-eyed missile-man who'd saved Gemini 8, not because Aldrin had a PHD in orbital maneuvering, and not because Mike Collins was unassuming and willing to stay out of the spotlight.It was chosen because Jim McDivitt wanted to

Was there any procedure set up for the Apollo mission astronauts in case they found alien life on the moon? And if so, what was it?

Yes there was. The risk was that if there was life on the Moon, returned to Earth, it could in the worst case harm us and our ecosystem. Joshua Lederberg, who got his Nobel prize for his work on microbial genetics, was first to draw our attention to such issues. He was already concerned about

Which U.S. state was the birthplace of the largest number of the men who became astronauts in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs?

OPOQ> Which U.S. state was the birthplace of the largest number of the men who became astronauts in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs?No idea!But surely you could have looked this up on Google or similar before coming to Quora to ask people to do the work for you...Try this..Astronaut birthplaces by US state - Wikipedia

Would NASA astronaut Mike Collins have risked his life to fly the Columbia command module down to meet the Eagle lunar ascent module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin if the Eagle's engines couldn't boost to the correct orbit during Apollo 11?

Let me ask it this way.Supposing you are in a jet airplane and see someone stranded on the ocean. Would you try to land on the ocean to rescue them?As a pilot you would surely know that the chances of