Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon near the American flag during NASA's historic first manned moon landing on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the photo.

Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon near the American flag during NASA's historic first manned moon landing on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the photo.

Luna 2, the first human-made object to reach the surface of the Moon

Luna 2, the first human-made object to reach the surface of the Moon

Surface Of Venus- Oh that strange toxic yellow sky! The surface conditions on Venus are extreme, therefore the probes only survived on the surface for a duration of 23 minutes (initial probes); and up to about two hours (final probes).

Surface Of Venus- Oh that strange toxic yellow sky! The surface conditions on Venus are extreme, therefore the probes only survived on the surface for a duration of 23 minutes (initial probes); and up to about two hours (final probes).

This is one of the most recognizable photos in history of our country. Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, just about every kid in this country knows this or should know this.

This is one of the most recognizable photos in history of our country. Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, just about every kid in this country knows this or should know this.

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Just to give you an idea of the relative size of the N-1 Saturn V and the Soviet N-1 Moon Rocket: On July 3, 1969, the biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurred when the Soviet N-1 rocket exploded and subsequently destroyed its launchpad. After four unsuccessful launch tries of the Soviet counterpart to the NASA Saturn V rocket the Russian Moon program was cancelled in May 1974.

Just to give you an idea of the relative size of the N-1 Saturn V and the Soviet N-1 Moon Rocket: On July 3, 1969, the biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurred when the Soviet N-1 rocket exploded and subsequently destroyed its launchpad. After four unsuccessful launch tries of the Soviet counterpart to the NASA Saturn V rocket the Russian Moon program was cancelled in May 1974.

Soviet moon lander built to beat Americans to the manned landing. Abandoned.

Soviet moon lander built to beat Americans to the manned landing. Abandoned.

While the Soviet Union may not have reached the Moon back at the height of the Cold War, they were certainly working on it. Here, meet the N-1, the brainchild of engineer Sergey Korolyov. The rocket and its four failed launches remained a state secret for decades. Source Space.com: All about our solar system, outer space...  Read more  →

While the Soviet Union may not have reached the Moon back at the height of the Cold War, they were certainly working on it. Here, meet the N-1, the brainchild of engineer Sergey Korolyov. The rocket and its four failed launches remained a state secret for decades. Source Space.com: All about our solar system, outer space... Read more →

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