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    By the Numbers: From Spacecraft to Satellites

    By the Numbers: From Spacecraft to Satellites

    For World Space Week, we quantified our story of space exploration in the past, present and future.

    Every year, we celebrate World Space Week in October to honor scientists’ contributions to space research and inspire the next generation of innovators.

    Honeywell has been a part of every NASA human space mission since the late 1950s, when our flight-control systems were installed on the X-15 Rocket Plane (shown above in a photo of Neil Armstrong after a research flight in November 1959). Since then, our technologies have helped the Apollo program, the International Space Station and beyond.

    This year, we’ve rounded up some key numbers using Honeywell data that tell our story of space exploration in the past, present and future.

    182,000 hours and counting – The estimated time in space our technologies and services have logged in space.

    1,000 satellites currently in orbit – The number of satellites in space that house Honeywell products.

    9 years – How long NASA’s Apollo program was active. Honeywell designed, developed and supplied the stabilization and control systems used in the missions during this time. One of the systems was Honeywell’s Environmental Control System, which helped astronauts breathe, provide fresh water, regulated cabin temperature and pressure and removed cabin waste.

    14 Honeywell product types – What we’re providing for NASA’s Orion fleet for the upcoming Artemis missions, which are bringing humans back to the moon for the first time since Apollo 17.

    200 space computers – The number of on-board computers we’ve supplied to spacecraft.

    195 hours, 18 minutes and 35 seconds – The length of the Apollo 11 mission, which can be explored further in a 360-degree launch experience at the exhibit “Apollo: When We Went to the Moon,” a three-month event presented by Honeywell at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte.