List of all Successful Moon Missions

List of all Successful Moon Missions

As the science is progressing the number of space missions are also increasing. Due to some technical reasons India could not get success in its Chandrayaan-2 moon mission. But this is not the end of Indian space missions. India has miles to go.

There are numerous space missions have been undertaken to study the surface and climate of the moon. The very first successful trial (Luna 2) in this direction was made by the USSR.

Luna 2 was the first spacecraft to land on another celestial body. Luna 2 was launched on September 12, 1959 and impacted the moon on September 14, 1959.

In 1966, Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to achieve a controlled soft landing, while Luna 10 became the first mission to enter orbit.

Till date there are 6 manned missions have been conducted successfully by the USA alone. The first manned mission on the moon was Apollo- 11 launched on 16 July 1969.  

Now see the list of all the Moon Missions

Mission Country Launch Date
1. Luna 2 USSR 12 Sept, 1959
2. Luna 9 USSR 31 Jan, 1966
3. Surveyor 1 USA 30 May, 1966
4. Luna 13 USSR 21 Dec. 1966
5. Surveyor 3 USA 17 April, 1967
6. Surveyor 5 USA 8 Sept, 1967
7. Surveyor 6 USA 7 Nov, 1967
8. Surveyor 7 USA 7 Jan, 1968
9. Apollo 11 (Manned) USA (first manned mission) 16 July, 1969
10.  Apollo 12 (Manned) USA 14 Nov, 1969
11. Luna 16 USSR 12 Sept, 1970
12. Luna 17 USSR 10 Sept, 1970
13. Apollo 14 (Manned) USA 31 Jan. 1971
14. Apollo 15 (Manned) USA 26 Jul. 1971
15. Luna 20 USSR 14 Feb, 1972
16. Apollo 16 (Manned) USA 16 April, 1972
17. Apollo 17 (Manned) USA 7 Dec. 1972
18. Luna 20 USSR 8 Jan. 1973
19. Chang’e 3 China 1 Dec. 2013
20. Chang’e 4 China 7 Dec. 2018

 The above list of moon mission shows that all the manned moon missions are conducted by the USA and no other country could achieve this feat so far. It is very surprising that Russia started the space race but it could not manage to send a single manned mission so far.

In total there are just three countries manage to land spacecraft on the land of the moon.  We hope that very soon India will be the fourth country that will resister its presence on the moon.

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