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The phase of the Moon right now

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Apollo 8
1968 December 21-27
Frank Borman
James A. Lovell
William A. Anders
First humans to reach the Moon. Orbited the Moon 10 times. First manned Saturn V launch.
Apollo 10
1969 May 18-26
Thomas P. Stafford
John W. Young
Eugene A. Cernan
Dress rehearsal of Moon landing, in lunar orbit. Orbited Moon for two and a half days.
Apollo 11
1969 July 16-24
Neil A. Armstrong
Michael Collins
Edwin E. Aldrin
Armstrong and Aldrin in the Lunar Module Eagle made first manned lunar landing in southwestern Mare Tranquillitatis, July 20. Collected 21.55 kg of lunar samples. Time on surface 21h 36m.
Apollo 12
1969 November 14-24
Charles Conrad
Richard F. Gordon
Alan L. Bean
Conrad and Bean in the Lunar Module Intrepid landed in southeastern Oceanus Procellarum on November 19, next to the unmanned robot probe Surveyor 3. Collected 34.35 kg of lunar samples. Time on surface 31h 31m.
Apollo 13
1970 April 11-17
James A. Lovell
John L. Swigert
Fred W. Haise
Landing cancelled after explosion in service module. Looped behind Moon without going into orbit. Lunar Module Aquarius was used as emergency living quarters.
Apollo 14
1971 January 31
-February 9
Alan B. Shepard
Stuart A. Roosa
Edgar D. Mitchell
Shepard and Mitchell in the Lunar Module Antares landed on February 5 near the crater Fra Mauro. Collected 42.28 kg of lunar samples. Time on surface 33h 31m.
Apollo 15
1971 July 26- August 7
David R. Scott
Alfred M. Worden
James B. Irwin
Scott and Irwin in the Lunar Module Falcon landed on July 30 near Hadley Rille at the foot of the Apennine mountains. First use of lunar roving vehicle. Subsatellite released into lunar orbit from the Service Module. Collected 77.31 kg of lunar samples. Time on surface 66h 55m.
Apollo 16
1972 April 16-27
John W. Young
Thomas K. Mattingly
Charles M. Duke
Young and Duke in the Lunar Module Orion landed on April 21 near the crater Descartes in the lunar highlands. Subsatellite released into lunar orbit from Service Module. Collected 95.71 kg of lunar samples. Time on surface 71h 02m.
Apollo 17
1972 December 7-19
Eugene A. Cernan
Ronald E. Evans
Harrison H. Schmitt
Cernan and Schmitt in Lunar Module Challenger landed on December 11 near the crater Littrow, on the southeastern edge of Mare Serenitatis. Collected 110.52 kg of lunar samples. Time on surface 75h 00m.

Apollo 17 moonscape
The Apollo 17 landing site
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Aldrin on the Moon

The first explorers

Landers and orbiters

Sample returns and lunar rovers

Map of lunar landings

Timeline 1

Apollo To The Moon!

Apollo's Chariots

Meeting The Challenge

Repeating The Feat

Driving on the Moon

Heading for the Hills

Apollo landing chronology

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