Timeline of Moon Exploration

Lunar  Exploration
Over four centuries till today!
This is a timeline of humanity’s exploration of the Lunar (Moon),
including scientific studies and spacecraft missions.



Timeline of Moon Exploration
Start here looking back into the year of 1625;



German scientist Johannes Kelper wrote the first work of science fiction – Somnium (The Dream), about a journey to the Moon.


French author Jules Verne published `From the Earth To The Moon` which inspired modern scientists to take the possibility of Moon travel seriously.



Russian School teacher – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky had researched the theory of oxygen-hydrogen rockets since 1880.


French aviator Robert Esnault-Pelterie gave a talk on the possibility of Space Travel.

US physicist Robert Goddard declared that a solid-fuel rocket can reached the Moon.

German teacher – Hermann Oberth discussed human space flight with liquid propellants.


March 16th, 1926

In Auburn, Massachusetts, Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket on his Aunt Effie’s farm and after reaching an altitude of 41 feet and landing 184 feet away in a cabbage field.

January 25th, 1930
In Berlin, the Verin für Raumschiffahart launched the first liquid-fuel rocket on a five-minute flight – among its members of Wernher von Braun.

MosGIRD (The Moscow Grop for the Study of Reaction Motion) – one of the several Soviet rocket clubs sent a rocket to a height of 1,300 feet.




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