From 1963 to 1972, NASA launched the Apollo space program where it sent humans to land on the Moon and return safely to Earth. The Apollo missions, also known as “Project Apollo,” accomplished one of the greatest and grandest feats in the history of mankind. First conceived during the Eisenhower administration, the mission was then continued by Kennedy administration as the country’s goal “before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.” After that, NASA took Kennedy’s challenge and made that as its main mission.
With the successful and historic landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon’s surface in 1969, ten other astronauts followed their footsteps (pardon the pun). When the mission ended in 1972, there were a total of 24 men who successfully landed on the moon.
Here are the other interesting random facts about the Apollo lunar missions that you may not know: