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Trivia Question 9/15/11 – Moon Landings

QUESTION:

On September 13, 1959, the first human made object made contact with the surface of the moon. That was the Soviet Union’s Luna 2 which crashed into the moon at high speed.  In 1962 the United States reached the moon when Ranger 4 impacted the lunar surface.  Of course through the years there have been many moon landings including six manned landings.

Since the first moon contact in 1959, how many man-made objects have reached the surface of the moon, either crashing into it or making soft landings?

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