The first moon landings of the 20th century brought a new kind of awe and fascination to people around the world.
They brought to the forefront of human consciousness the idea of man-made space exploration.
But they also changed our way of thinking about space.
This year marks 100 years since the first human landing on the Moon.
One of the most common questions asked is whether it was the first lunar landing.
“No, the answer is no,” said Dr Ian Smith, a researcher at the University of New South Wales who was not involved in the research.
“The answer is that it was not the first, it was a moon landing.”
There are three theories about when the first Apollo spacecraft landed on the surface of the Moon:The Lunar Landing Experiment (LLE) was launched in 1961 by Apollo 11 on the second lunar landing attempt.
The Lunar Surface Mission (LSM) was the third lunar landing effort, which was launched on 15 November 1969.
It was conducted by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), which was set up by NASA in 1965.
The first human mission to the Moon, Apollo 12, landed on 3 November 1972.
The Apollo 17 mission took place on 14 November 1974, when the Apollo 11 astronauts made their last lunar flight.
The LM was launched into lunar orbit on 12 November 1975 and then the first manned lunar landings took place in August 1977.
The last lunar landing on Earth was Apollo 15, on 2 December 1979, when astronaut Eugene Cernan made the first recorded lunar touchdown on the lunar surface.
The LPI has not commented on the origins of the term “first”.
“We have no evidence to suggest the first landing was a human-made event, but we have no information that it happened prior to the 1960s,” Dr Smith said.
“There are several theories, but none that match the evidence for the origin of the word ‘first’.”
In particular, we have not found any reference to any lunar landing that has not occurred in the past 100 years.
“Dr Smith said the word “first”, which originated in 1852 and refers to a lunar landing, was often used in reference to other lands.”
I think that’s why we see so many people using the word first,” he said.
The idea of first moon is not the only one that has been proposed.
There are also the more popular “landing on the moon” theories, which posits that Apollo 11 and Apollo 16 landed on lunar landers in the 1960’s.”
Lunar landers are a very controversial topic,” Dr Cook said.”[But] I think there are quite a few of them out there, which we’ll explore in the future.