Countries all across the globe have improved their technologies in recent years. From cellphones to self-driving automobiles, our environment is becoming increasingly technologically sophisticated. ‘
Outer space is one area that has seen considerable progress but is still very enigmatic. Even with the technical improvements, we’ve witnessed over the many previous decades, reaching or exploring other planets or the Moon is still unusual.
Both human and robotic spacecraft have succeeded in making a soft landing on the Moon. The Soviet Union was the first country to set foot on the Moon’s surface. In 1959, a man-made spacecraft, Luna 2, landed on the Moon’s surface.
The first human lunar landing occurred on July 20, 1969, a decade after the first Apollo mission landed. Known as Apollo 11 and launched by the United States, this mission traveled to the Moon.
Armstrong and Aldrin were the first men to set foot on the lunar surface when they completed the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
Additional NASA flights transported 12 men from the United States to the Moon until 1972 after this momentous occurrence. A total of 12 unmanned spacecraft were launched by the United States and the Soviet Union between 1966 and 1976 to conduct scientific activities on the Moon’s surface.
There have been more countries that have made unmanned lunar landings as of the beginning of 2019.
Japan, the United States, French Guiana, China, and India are mentioned. The Change 3 spacecraft from China accomplished an unmanned lunar landing in 2013.
A Chinese-built spacecraft, Change’4, was the first to orbit the Moon and land on its far side. This took place on January 3, 2019, for whatever reason.