Above: Image of boot print on the surface of the Moon. Credit: NASA.
14 Sep 1959 – The date of the first Moon landing, by the unmanned Russian space probe Luna 2, the event that started the period of lunar exploration and the race to put a man on the Moon.
17 Nov 1970 – The date that the first robot lunar rover landed on the Moon, the Russian Lunokhod 1.
21 Jul 1969 – The date of the first Moon walk, by Neil Armstrong.
38 – Neil Armstrong’s age at the time of his Moon walk (38y 11m 15d).
12 – The number of astronauts who have walked on the Moon.
6 – The number of Apollo missions which included Moon landings – Apollo missions 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17.
65 – The total number of Moon landings (both manned and unmanned).