Apollo Project (113)
Discover the Apollo Project, which consisted of lunar surface operations conducted by the six pairs of astronauts who landed on the Moon from 1969 through 1972, including transcripts, astronaut commentaries, and multimedia.
Artemis Project (2)
Learn about the Artemis Project, a private venture to establish a permanent, self-supporting community on the Moon.
Mission was to test sensors and spacecraft components under extended exposure to the space environment and to make scientific observations of the Moon. Sites for the Clementine project offer different maps and image viewers of the Moon's surface.
Exploring the Moon
Discusses the decision to go to the Moon and summaries of the Apollo, Clementine, Galileo, and other Moon missions.
NASA satellite images of lunar landing sites. Zoom in on where Apollo Missions touched down on the Moon's surface.
Lunar Orbiter (7)
Learn about the series of five Lunar Orbiter missions that were launched in 1966 through 1967 with the purpose of mapping the lunar surface before the Apollo landings. See the Lunar Orbiter's Photographic Atlas of the Moon and the findings of its experiments.
Lunar Prospector (3)
Find sites from NASA's Lunar Prospector, a Discovery-class mission dedicated to globally mapping lunar resources, gravity, and magnetic fields, and even outgassing events. Also read articles about the likelihood of finding water ice on the Moon.
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (5)
Learn about NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the first of the Lunar Precursor and Robotic Program (LPRP) missions, planned for launch by late fall 2008. Find sites describing the LRO's mapping equipment, telescopes, and cameras.
Learn about NASA's Constellation Program that is working on the new spacecraft that will return humans to the Moon and blaze a trail to Mars and beyond.
First of the European Space Agency's Small Missions for Advanced Research in Technology, it is designed to provide an inventory of key chemical elements in the lunar surface. Sites highlight images of the Moon's craters taken by the ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft.
Soviet Experiments and Data
See photographs of the Moon taken by the Soviet's Luna and Zond missions.
Find information and descriptions about the first U.S. spacecrafts to land safely on the Moon. The Surveyors' main objectives were to obtain close-up images of the lunar surface and to determine if the terrain was safe for manned landings.