15 Facts About Moon landing


Moon landing is the arrival of a spacecraft on the surface of the Moon.

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Intense efforts devoted in the 1960s to achieving first an uncrewed and then ultimately a human Moon landing become easier to understand in the political context of its historical era.

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Willy Ley wrote in 1957 that a rocket to the Moon landing "could be built later this year if somebody can be found to sign some papers".

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Attempts to salvage lunar photography during a flyby of the Moon landing were thwarted by in-flight failure of the onboard flight computer.

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Such mass concentrations can send a crewed mission dangerously off course in the final minutes of a Moon landing when aiming for a relatively small landing zone that is smooth and safe.

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However, significant development problems delayed the Zond program and the success of the U S Apollo lunar landing program led to the eventual termination of the Zond effort.

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In early December 1968 the launch window to the Moon landing opened for the Soviet launch site in Baikonur, giving the USSR their final chance to beat the US to the Moon landing.

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Plans for human Moon landing exploration began during the Eisenhower administration.

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Moon landing asked Vice President Lyndon Johnson to make recommendations on a scientific endeavor that would prove US world leadership.

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Moon landing ensured continuing funding, shielding space spending from the 1963 tax cut, but diverting money from other NASA scientific projects.

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Moon landing required development of the large Saturn V launch vehicle, which achieved a perfect record: zero catastrophic failures or launch vehicle-caused mission failures in thirteen launches.

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev said in October 1963 the USSR was "not at present planning flight by cosmonauts to the Moon landing, " while insisting that the Soviets had not dropped out of the race.

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The Manfred Memorial Moon landing Mission remained attached to the upper stage of its launch vehicle .

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The Beresheet lunar lander's target landing destination was within Mare Serenitatis, a vast volcanic basin on the Moon's northern near side.

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Progress in space exploration has recently broadened the phrase moon landing to include other moons in the Solar System as well.

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