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Watch All Six Moon Landings in One Video


When people think of the Moon landings, usually Apollo 11 gets all the attention for being the first success (and Apollo 13 for being the first failure). But let’s not forget that NASA made the trip to the moon six times between 1969 and 1972, with increasingly sophisticated equipment on each visit.

In all, Apollo 11 (July 20, 1969), Apollo 12 (Nov. 19, 1969), Apollo 14 (Feb. 5, 1971), Apollo 15 (July 30, 1971), Apollo 16 (April 21, 1972) and Apollo 17 (Dec. 11, 1972) all successfully made it to the lunar surface.

And now, for the first time, you can watch all six landings in one take. YouTube user “lunarmodule5” realigned the original landing videos to 45 degree angles to show you what the astronauts saw during descent. Be sure to listen to the audio to hear how excited the astronauts and mission control get during touchdown:

Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.

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