USA Today, Mar 3, 2020 12:27:55The moon landing may be coming to an end in 2019, but that hasn’t stopped the world from eagerly anticipating what it will be like to go up and see the celestial event unfold.
Here are a few of our favorite images from the past year and a half, and a few more to look forward to.
The Apollo 13 missionThe lunar landings in July 1969.NASA/NASA/Getty ImagesThe Apollo 11 mission was the first human-made object to land on the moon.
The mission launched on July 20, 1969.
The lunar module was deployed in the middle of the night on July 31.
The landing was the final flight by the Apollo astronauts.
It took place nearly four months after the Apollo 12 mission.
The first human to orbit the Earth was Neil Armstrong in January 1971.
The launch of the first spacecraft to land humans on the lunar surface on August 24, 1971.NASAThe lunar landing is commemorated on December 21, 1972.NASANASA/APThe Apollo 14 mission launched in March 1971.
It was the last mission to the moon before the end of the Apollo program.
The space shuttle mission to return astronauts to the space station launched in May 1971.
The crew successfully landed on the surface of the moon on June 14, 1972.(AP/NASA)The Apollo 15 mission launched Dec. 19, 1971, on a mission to explore the moon, which took place on a different day from the historic lunar landing.NASAIn November, 1970, the astronauts of the lunar landing mission are seen on the Moon.(NASA)It was the 20th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 14, the first man to walk on the red planet.
NASA/APA lunar landing celebration is held in Pasadena, California, on January 7, 2021.(AP)The space shuttles returned to Earth from the moon in July 1971.
NASAA NASA employee and the first person to orbit Earth since Apollo 11 is seen with a video camera during the historic return to Earth on the Apollo 17 mission.
NASAThe Apollo 17 landing mission took place Dec. 3, 1971.(NASA/AFP/Getty)The first man in space was Neil A. Armstrong in July 1970.NASAA NASA video crew aboard the Apollo 15 spacecraft during the first manned lunar landing.(NASA Images/Getty Image)The moon landers on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a photograph of the Moon taken on January 3, 2024.(NASA Image/Getty Photos)The International Space Station and its crew returned to earth in December 2019.(NASA photo via AP)The last lunar landers were launched in April 2021.(NASA via AP/AP)NASAThe Apollo lunar module landed on a lunar crater in October 2021.(Spaceflight Now)The lunar surface is shown in a composite view during the Lunar Orbiter Mission, one of the last lunar missions.NASATwo of the two astronauts who landed on Earth on July 21, 2021.NASAOne of the astronauts who returned to the Earth on a single landing mission in November 2021.
The astronauts of NASA’s Apollo lunar landing team are seen together in a photograph.NASAAnother photo taken by NASA shows the Lunar Surface Mapper on the far side of the crater shown in this composite image.(NASA Photo/GettyImages)The final lunar lander returned to its Earth base in January 2021.(Nasa)The landers touched down safely on the crater rim on the morning of July 20.
NASA A photo taken on the first day of landing on the mission shows the crew members standing on the edge of the landing platform.NASAAn image taken from the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft on a descent toward the moon.(NASA / NASA)The Lunar Atmospheres and Dust Environments Explorer (ladee) spacecraft is seen on a landing pad.
NASANASALadee was the only manned spacecraft to fly on a manned lunar mission in 2021.(ladeedecks.com)NASA astronaut Pete Conrad (left) and NASA astronaut Tom Marsh (right) look over the LADEE spacecraft as it flies toward the Moon.NASA (NASA/YouTube)The mission of NASA lunar landering was completed in June 2021.
NASA NASA astronaut Ken Ham (left), NASA’s Ken Ham, and NASA astronauts Pete Conrad and Tom Marsh walk over a lunar landment during a spacewalk on the third day of the Lunar Landing Mission, or LMM-3.NASA NASA astronaut Pete Johnson (left,) NASA astronaut Rob Navias (right), and NASA Lunar Landers astronaut Steve Swanson look over a landing platform on the second day of Lunar Landing Missions (LMM-2 and LMM3).NASA NASA astronauts Tom Marsh, Ken Ham and Rob Navia (left and right) look at the landing site of the lander on the LMM mission.(NASA TV)NASA and NASA’s LADee spacecraft successfully landed the LMA