Moon Landings of the Past and Future: Why and How?

  • What was the Purpose of Moon Landings?

    What was the Purpose of Moon Landings?
    The Purpose of moon landings of our past and future was to learn more and understand well about our nearest home neighbour: The Moon. By understanding and learning more about the moon, we have grown more knowledge of our Solar System and the objects and factors in it such as meteors, comets, gravity, even other planets!
    However, the 1st Man moon mission, Apollo 11, was a challenge brought on by Amercian President Kennedy for the nation to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
  • Luna 2

    Luna 2
    Luna 2 was the the1st man-made object to reach the surface of the moon. It was Soviet Union's second luna programme spacecraft launched to land on the moon. This was the first man's accomplishment on the moon and we have gathered the lot of information about the moon's properties of this spacecraft. Many spacecrafts have been sent to the moon from varying countries after this achievement.(ex:Chandrayaan-1-sent by India in 2009)
  • "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

    "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
    First Moon Landing 1969
    Steps and Tasks Performed by Astronauts Neil and Aldrin Appear live on Television.
  • Apollo 11 mission launched

     Apollo 11 mission launched
    NASA-1st Lunar Landing
    Julian Scheer Introduces first NASA mission to land on the moon.
    The Apollo 11 crew consisted of 3 memberss: astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin, Jr.
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    NASA: Years of Research and Investigation on the Moon

  • Landing of Apollo 12 on the moon

    Landing of Apollo 12 on the moon
    Apollo 12 Moon Landing "The mission plan for Apollo 12, the second lunar landing mission, had several objectives for the crew to accomplish: perform a survey of the area and collect samples; deploy a number of experiments; develop techniques for point landing capability; further develop the capability to work in the lunar environment; and obtain photographs of candidate exploration sites." - From
  • Apollo 14

    Apollo 14
    Footage of Apollo 14
    Was a crew launched to return a large quanity of lunar material and scienific data with objectives similiar to Apollo 13. Liftoff occured at February 6 and mission ended at February 9.
  • Apollo 15

    Apollo 15
    Apollo 15 was one of the advanced mission NASA had sent out in space. Its tasks was to examine the moon's surface and bring back sample material and description of the features in the "Hadley Apennine" region. The Apennine escarpment is the highest on the moon and much higher than the himalaya front rising above the plains of Nepal and India. Transportation during the mission was acheived by a Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV).
  • Apollo 16

    Apollo 16
    Video of Apollo 16
    The fifth mission to land man on the moon. This was also the 2nd flight for the Lunar Roving Vehicle. On this mission, astronauts were to take photos, surveys, samples that made use of the 1st ultraviolet camera/spectrograph on the moon. The goal of the mission was to inspect the surface features of the Descartes highlands area because it was considered to represent much of the lunar surface.
  • The Last Lunar Mission: Apollo 17

    The Last Lunar Mission: Apollo 17
    1972: Apollo 17 (NASA)
    Apollo 17 was the last lunar mission to land men on the moon. It crew was the only one that consisted of a trained geologist to walk on the moon: lunar module pilot Harrison Schmitt. Apollo 17 holds pride that it traversed the most distance using the Lunar Roving Vehicle and brought back the most amount of samples and materials from the moon.
  • Astronauts on the moon by 2018

    Astronauts on the moon by 2018
    NASA Aims for Moon by 2018, Unveils New Ship
    "NASA unveiled plans to return humans to the moon by 2018. Astronauts are expected to travel in a new spaceship that combines technologies developed for the space shuttle and Apollo programs." National geographic news
  • NASA unveils plan to go back to the moon

  • LCROSS Centaur

    LCROSS Centaur
    The Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Spacecraft (LCROSS) was launched to the moon by NASA (U.S) to confirm the prescence of water ice on the moon's polar regions.