Moon Landings

Image of boot print on the surface of the Moon

Image of boot print on the surface of the Moon. Credit: NASA.

Full moon photographed from Apollo 11

14 Sep 1959 - The date of the first Moon landing, by the unmanned Russian space probe Luna 2, the event that started the period of lunar exploration and the race to put a man on the Moon.

17 Nov 1970 - The date that the first robot lunar rover landed on the Moon, the Russian Lunokhod 1.

21 Jul 1969 - The date of the first Moon walk, by Neil Armstrong.

38 - Neil Armstrong's age at the time of his Moon walk (38y 11m 15d).

12 - The number of astronauts who have walked on the Moon.

6 - The number of Apollo missions which included Moon landings - Apollo missions 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17.

65 - The total number of Moon landings (both manned and unmanned).


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