List of all Successful Moon Missions

Till date there are 20 moon missions have been launched successfully by the 3 countries. Indian could have been the 4th country if Chandrayaan-2 did not fail partially. The first successful moon was Luna 2 which was launched by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on 12 September 1959. While the first successful manned mission (Apollo 11) was launched by the USA on 16 July 1969. Read this article to know the full details of all the successful moon missions.


As the science is progressing the number of space missions are also increasing. Due to some technical reasons India could not get success in its Chandrayaan-2 moon mission. But this is not the end of Indian space missions. India has miles to go.

There are numerous space missions have been undertaken to study the surface and climate of the moon. The very first successful trial (Luna 2) in this direction was made by the USSR.  
Luna 2 was the first spacecraft to land on another celestial body. Luna 2 was launched on September 12, 1959 and impacted the moon on September 14, 1959.
In 1966, Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to achieve a controlled soft landing, while Luna 10 became the first mission to enter orbit.
Till date there are 6 manned missions have been conducted successfully by the USA alone. The first manned mission on the moon was Apollo- 11 launched on 16 July 1969.  
Now see the list of all the Moon Missions
Mission
Country
Launch Date
1. Luna 2
USSR
12 Sept, 1959
2. Luna 9
USSR
31 Jan, 1966
3. Surveyor 1
USA
30 May, 1966
4. Luna 13
USSR
21 Dec. 1966
5. Surveyor 3
USA
17 April, 1967
6. Surveyor 5
USA
8 Sept, 1967
7. Surveyor 6
USA
7 Nov, 1967
8. Surveyor 7
USA
7 Jan, 1968
9. Apollo 11 (Manned)
USA (first manned mission)
16 July, 1969
10.  Apollo 12 (Manned)
USA
14 Nov, 1969
11. Luna 16
USSR
12 Sept, 1970
12. Luna 17
USSR
10 Sept, 1970
13. Apollo 14 (Manned)
USA
31 Jan. 1971
14. Apollo 15 (Manned)
USA
26 Jul. 1971
15. Luna 20
USSR
14 Feb, 1972
16. Apollo 16 (Manned)
USA
16 April, 1972
17. Apollo 17 (Manned)
USA
7 Dec. 1972
18. Luna 20
USSR
8 Jan. 1973
19. Chang’e 3
China
1 Dec. 2013
20. Chang’e 4
China
7 Dec. 2018
 The above list of moon mission shows that all the manned moon missions are conducted by the USA and no other country could achieve this feat so far. It is very surprising that Russia started the space race but it could not manage to send a single manned mission so far.
In total there are just three countries manage to land spacecraft on the land of the moon.  We hope that very soon India will be the fourth country that will resister its presence on the moon.

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