The Lunascan Project
presents
MOON SHOT
A chronological listing of attempts and successes, with links to details.
(This page is under construction and will be updated periodically).

A Click-on site to the Apollo Landing Sites (lpll.arizona.edu/)

Probe
Date Moon Reached
Results
Luna 2
09/14/59
The first probe to reach the Moon. (Russian). TD near Autolycus.
Luna 3
10/07/59
Our first view of the lunar farside. (Russian)
Ranger 7
07/31/64
4308 photographs, detail down to 1 meter (American)
Ranger 8
02/20/65
7137 photographs (American)
Ranger 9
03/24/65
5814 photographs, detail down to 25 cm
 Luna 9
 02/03/66
Ocean of Storms. First spacecraft to achieve a lunar soft landing and to transmit photographic data to Earth.
 Surveyor 1
06/02/66
Oceanus Procellarum, Flamsteed P. First soft landing. 
Luna 13
 12/24/66
Oceanus Procellarum.
 Surveyor 3
04/20/67
SE Oceanus Procellarum. 6326 photos, later joined by Apollo 12
 Surveyor 5
09/11/67
Mare Tranquillitatis
Surveyor 6
11/10/67
Sinus Medii. Performed a successful 'hop' to  new location.
  Surveyor 7
01/10/68
Outer rim of the crater Tycho
Apollo 11
07/20/69
Sea of Tranquility. Armstrong & Aldrin on the Moon, Collins in orbit
Apollo 12
11/19/69
Conrad & Bean on the Moon, Gordon in orbit
Luna 16
09/12/70
First robot probe to return samples of the lunar surface to Earth
Luna 17
11/10/70
Luna 17 USSR probe and first successful unmanned rover, Lunakhod 1
Apollo 13


Apollo 14
02/05/71
Shepard & Mitchell on the Moon, Roosa in orbit
Apollo 15
07/30/71
Scott & Irwin on the Moon, Worden in orbit
Luna 20
02/21/72
Mare Fecunditatis. Returned samples to Earth.
Apollo 16
04/21/72
Young & Duke on the Moon, Mattingly in orbit
Apollo 17
12/11/72
Cernan & Schmidt on the Moon, Evans in orbit
Luna 21
01/15/73
In LeMonnier crater
Luna 24
08/18/76
Sea of Crisis