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    A Moon landing or lunar landing is the arrival of a spacecraft on the surface of the Moon, including both crewed and robotic missions. The first human-made object to touch the Moon was Luna 2 in 1959. [3] In 1969 Apollo 11 was the first crewed mission to land on the Moon. [4]

  2. Apollo 8 was the first crewed mission to enter lunar orbit in December 1968, and it was followed by Apollo 10 in May 1969. Six missions landed humans on the Moon, beginning with Apollo 11 in July 1969, during which Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon.

  3. Jul 19, 2019 · Of the 21 lunar landings, 19—all of the U.S. and Russian landings—occurred between 1966 and 1976. Then humanity took a 37-year break from landing on the moon before China achieved its first ...

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    For example, Apollo 12, which reached the moon almost exactly four months after Apollo 11, pulled off the space program’s first pinpoint landing. The Apollo 11 lunar module narrowly avoided being smashed to pieces on moon boulders thanks to Armstrong’s last-minute manual adjustments, but the result was an off-target arrival. Apollo 12 commander Cha...

    Leonard David, author of Moon Rush: The New Space Race, sees the Apollo astronauts’ scientific work as unfinished, but critical to understanding not only the moon’s origins, but also that of our own planet and potential Earth-like exoplanets. “The moon is a witness plate for a lot of solar system history going back billions of years,” says David. O...

    The Vietnam War raged on, there were riots on American streets, and Congress couldn’t justify spending even more on a space program that had already cost $30 billion. So the last NASA astronauts lifted off from the moon on December 14, 1972, and they’ve never been back since. Pyle says that higher-ups in NASA flight control were in fact relieved wh...

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  4. Feb 23, 2024 · The Apollo moon landings from 1969 to 1972 became a paradigm for a colossal program that tackled a problem nearly impossible to solve with a near-limitless budget — the proverbial moonshot ...

  5. Feb 23, 2024 · The NDL payload is an experimental technology that aimed to test out how future landers would make more precise landings on the moon. It’s designed to shoot laser beams to the ground to give ...

  6. Here are the major missions launched to the Moon. In addition to these missions, there have been CubeSats, small satellites that tend to launch as additional payloads with larger spacecraft. Key to tables: All times are in UTC. Unless otherwise indicated, missions were launched by the space agencies of the indicated nation’s government. 1950s: Dawn […]

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