Moon Landing Facts

Apollo 11

1. Luna 2

Luna 2
Luna 2

It is the first human-made object to reach the surface of the moon. It was the Soviet Union’s mission on September 14, 1959.

2. Ranger 4

Ranger 4

  •  It is the first USA spacecraft launched by NASA to reach the surface of the moon on April 23, 1962.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Luna 9

Luna 9

  • This spacecraft was launched by the Soviet Union. It performed the first successful soft landing on moon on February 3, 1966 and took numerous photographs

4. Surveyor 1

Surveyor 1

This was America’s first unmanned soft landing on June 2, 1966. It transmitted 11,237 still photos of the moon’s surface to the earth.

 

5.  Apollo 11

Apollo 11

  •  This spacecraft landed Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin of the USA (the first humans on the moon) on July 20, 1969.

6. Apollo 17

Apollo 17

  • This spacecraft was used for the sixth and the final landing of humans, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt of the USA on December 19, 1972.

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