THE MOON LANDING

A MOON LANDING IS THE ARRIVAL OF A SPACECRAFT ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON. THIS INCLUDES BOTH MANNED AND UNMANNED (ROBOTIC) MISSIONS.

In order to go to the Moon, a spacecraft must first leave the gravity well of the Earth. The only practical way of accomplishing this currently is with a rocket. Unlike other airborne vehicles such as balloons or jets, a rocket is the only known form of propulsion which can continue to increase its speed at high altitudes in the vacuum outside the Earth's atmosphere.

  • "HARD LANDING"
  • "SOFT LANDING"

The structural system is similar to the fuselage of an airplane. The frame is made from very strong but light weight materials, like titanium or aluminum.

The United States' Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.

To date, the United States is the only country to have successfully conducted manned missions to the Moon, with the last departing the lunar surface in December, 1972. A total of twelve men have landed on the Moon.

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