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Is it true or false that the soviet union was the first nation to land on the moon?
June 23, 2017 1:11AM
It depends on what you're talking about exactly.
The Soviets were the first country to land anything on the moon- their unmanned Luna 2 pod landed there in September 1959. It was basically a metal ball with antennae and detectors to test for various kinds of radiation. The US sent a similar pod in 1962, their first such.
However, the United States was the first (and only) country to send people to the moon, with the Apollo missions starting in July 1969.