How long do astronauts travel to the moon?

How long do astronauts travel to the moon?

about 3 days
It takes about 3 days for a spacecraft to reach the Moon. During that time a spacecraft travels at least 240,000 miles (386,400 kilometers) which is the distance between Earth and the Moon.

How many trips did astronauts make to the moon?

In all, 24 American astronauts made the trip from the Earth to the Moon between 1968 and 1972.

What do astronauts ride in on the moon?

The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) is a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program (15, 16, and 17) during 1971 and 1972. It is popularly called the Moon buggy, a play on the term dune buggy.

What did the astronauts do on the Moon?

The crew’s primary mission objectives included an extensive series of lunar exploration tasks by the lunar module and the deployment of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package to be left on the moon’s surface to gather seismic, scientific and engineering data.

What to use to protect astronauts on Moon?

On the Moon, astronauts could pile lunar soil, or regolith, over their shelters, taking advantage of their environment’s natural shielding materials. But where spacecraft design is concerned, relying on sheer bulk for protection soon grows expensive, since more mass requires more fuel to launch.

Can a man get around on the Moon?

Yet, despite knowing how restrictive the space suit was during the moon landing, we’ve spent the last 40 years without ever testing just how fast astronauts can get around on the Moon. Thankfully, a group of NASA scientists have finally looked into the question.

Who was the first person to land on the Moon?

In 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission was the first to land on the moon. Who were the two astronauts to land on the moon? When will astronauts land on the moon under the NASA Artemis program? Why haven’t we gone to the moon for past years? Have astronauts saw something in the moon which is stopping them, or is there something differ…

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