Moon Voyages

Last Modified: Sat Dec 29 2018 10:28:12 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 12
    Currently, number of people, all American men, that have ever seen the whole Earth shining down on them standing on an alien world.
  • 6
    Number of manned moon landings to date that were a part of the NASA's Apollo program running from 1961 to 1972,
  • 20 Jul 1969
    The lunar module of Apollo 11 became the first manned spacecraft to land safely on the Moon in the area named Mare Tranquillitatis, commonly known as the Sea of Tranquility. The module was manned by Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins. Amstrong and Aldrin spent a total of 21 hours and 36 minutes on moon.
  • 19 Nov 1969
    The lunar module of Apollo 12, crewed by Commander Charles Conrad and pilot Alan Bean was the second landing on the moon. The two astronauts landed in the area called Oceanus Procellarum near Surveyor crater and spent 31 hours and 31 minutes, they took off.
  • 05 Feb 1971
    Apollo 14, crewed by Commander Alan Shepard and pilot Edgar Mitchell was the 3rd manned lunar landing. They landed 13 miles (21 kilometers) north of the Fra Mauro crater. The lunar module lifted off on February 6, after 33 hours and 31 minutes spent on the Moon’s surface, to dock with the orbiting command module that was piloted by Stuart Roosa.
  • 30 Jul 1971
    Apollo 15 was the fourth manned lunar landing. After separating from the orbiting command module that was piloted by Alfred Worden, Commander David Scott and pilot James Irwin landed in the Mare Imbrium area, close to the Montes Apenninus. 66 hours and 55 minutes later, the lunar module took off to dock with the command module.
  • 21 Apr 1972
    The fifth manned moon landing by the lunar module of Apollo 16 that was commanded by John Young and piloted by Charles Duke. They landed in the Descartes area north of the Dolland crater, leaving pilot Thomas Mattingly in charge of the orbiting command module. On April 24, after a stay of 71 hours and 21 minutes, the lunar module lifted off and docked with the command module.
  • 11 Dec 1972
    The last manned landing on the Moon to date, by the Apollo 17, was made by Commander Eugene Cernan and lunar module pilot Harrison Schmitt who was also the first scientist on the Moon. Undocking from the command module piloted by Ronald Evans, Schmitt guided the spacecraft to land in the valley of Taurus Littrow, close to the southeastern edge of the Mare Serenitatis crater. On December 14, after a 75-hour long stay, they lifted off and docked with the command module.
  • 2019
    3 countries - India, China and Israel that plan unmanned missions to the moon. China has strongly indicated that it intends to send people to the Moon, perhaps in the 2030s.