It was July 16, 1969 and it took three courageous United States astronauts and a department called NASA to achieve moon landing a spacecraft. After multiple attempts a successful launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida achieved the goal which has brought every child and adult many dreams of wanting to visit just as those astronauts once did. Since that time the United States has done multiple trips to the moon due to technological changes and ability to expand in growth.
It is not only the United States that has traveled through space to visit the moon. Russia has chosen to take flight to the moon as well. Even though the country did not send humans to the moon they did go one step further and send robots (i.e. rovers) for their space program that would have the ability to send back photographs. This Russian space program was in the early time period of the 1970’s. The names of these robots are Lunokhod and why the chosen name is due to the reasoning it is a part of the Russian Luna program. What made this particular program so interesting is there were three rovers being used to return chosen data from the moon back to a personnel staff of five on Earth.
The most recent moon landing has taken place by the country China. This country chose to use robots instead of human travel on the first voyage. According to David Leonhard at Space.com, “China’s Chang’e spacecraft landed on the moon at 8:11am EST on Dec 14, 2013.” The space flight is an amazing achievement for China as it is their first rover visit. Now that China has taken the visit it can be safely guessed there will be other countries wanting to do the same as they are able to. This thought raises a larger question on who the moon belongs to and that would be no one but the trash left behind belongs to whoever left it. So it is wise to clean up after oneself or plan ahead for a way to resolve crisis matters should they arise.