- Apollo 11 - July 16, 1969. First manned landing on the Moon, July 20.
- Apollo 12 - November 14, 1969. First precise manned landing on the Moon, within walking distance of Surveyor 3.
- Apollo 14 - January 31, 1971. Commanded by Alan Shepard, the only one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts to walk (and golf) on the Moon.
- Apollo 15 - July 26, 1971. First mission with the Lunar Rover vehicle.
- Apollo 16 - April 16, 1972. First landing in the lunar highlands.
- Apollo 17 - December 7, 1972. Final Apollo lunar mission, first night launch, only mission with a professional geologist.
The current U.S. Vision for Space Exploration calls for a human landing on the Moon no later than 2018.
Russia plans to send cosmonauts to the Moon by 2025 and establish a permanent manned base there in 2027-2032.
Other nations, including China and India, have expressed interest in pursuing human landings on the Moon, but none have currently announced formal plans.
The Google Lunar X Prize competition offers a $20 million award for the first privately-funded team to land a robotic probe on the Moon. Like the Ansari X Prize before it, the competition aims to advance the state of the art in private space exploration