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 about Our Moon
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 >
Six Apollo missions, specifically Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17, landed on the moon between 1969 and 1972. Apollo 13 was also supposed to land on the moon but failed to do so due to a spacecraft malfunction.Full Answer >
Reports indicate that some 600 million people watched as Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon on July 20, 1969. That televised event set a world record that went unbroken until Prince Charles and Lady Diana married in 1981, which drew 750 million viewers.Full Answer >
The moon cannot circle the Earth in a 24-hour period. It takes approximately 27 days for the moon to orbit the Earth. In a one-year period, the moon circles the Earth 13 times.Full Answer >