20 missions landed successfully on the moon. India’s Chandrayaan-2 will be the first to land near the lunar south pole

US manned Apollo

missions 1969-72

US Surveyor

1966-68

USSR Luna

1966-76

China Chang’e

2013-19

Sea of

Rains

Sea of

Serenity

15

17

Sea of

Tranquility

14

12

16

Apollo 11

Tycho

crater

Landed on

the far side

Chandrayaan-2 will

land near the lunar

south pole

Chandrayaan-2’s

alternative landing site

Key

Plato

crater

US manned

Apollo missions

1969-72

US Surveyor

1966-68

Sea of

Rains

Sea of

Serenity

USSR Luna

1966-76

Apollo 15

Kepler

crater

Copernicus

crater

Apollo 17

Sea of

Tranquility

China Chang’e

2013-19

Apollo 12

Apollo 14

Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong

and Edwin ‘Buzz’

Aldrin set foot on

the moon 50 years

ago

Apollo 16

Sea of

Clouds

Chang’e 4 landed

on the far side

Tycho

crater

Chandrayaan-2 will land

near the lunar south pole

Chandrayaan-2’s

alternative landing site