From 1969 to 1972, there were six manned landings on the moon. Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 all landed safely on the moon's surface and returned to Earth, allowing 12 astronauts to set foot on Earth's satellite.Know More
In addition to the six manned landings, as of 2014, there have been 10 missions that successfully landed unmanned probes or rovers on the moon. The most recent landing on the moon was the Chang'e 3 mission, launched by China. On December 14, 2013, the probe landed and deployed the Yutu rover.
There have also been six successful impactor missions to the moon, utilizing spacecraft designed to crash into its surface to collect scientific data.Learn More
According to NASA, there have been six lunar landings, all under the Apollo program. The first moon landing was by Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. The last was Apollo 17, which landed on the moon on December 7, 1972.Full Answer >
The moon has a total of eight individual phases. Four of these phases are considered to be the moon's main phases. The remaining four phases are considered to be the moon's transitional phases.Full Answer >
According to NASA, a full moon technically only lasts for the moment when the Earth is directly between the sun and the moon. However, full moons appear to last for approximately three days.Full Answer >
As of October 2014, 12 people, all U.S. astronauts, have walked on the moon. The first man to step on the moon was Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11, in July of 1969. The last was Eugene Cernen, commander of Apollo 17, in December of 1972.Full Answer >