US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — People landed on another astronomical object six times: all landings were carried out under the Apollo program, the most expensive, complex and technically risky project in history.
For the first time, astronauts visited the Moon on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the pioneers. The last landing was in 1972. Initially, other missions were planned, but then they were canceled – like the construction of a permanent base on the satellite of our planet.
What is the reason for such an early rejection of a seemingly extremely successful program? In short, the achievement of the main goals set can be recognized as such, namely, the proof of scientific and technological superiority over the USSR. But there were others. And now you will find out what it is about.
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