Countries  That Have  Landed on the Moon

Russia On September 12, 1959, Russia, then known as the USSR, landed an unmanned spacecraft called Lunar-2 on the moon. 

This was a hard-landed spacecraft, but the USSR managed to soft-land Lunar-9 seven years later in 1966.

United States of America The United States of America is the only country in the world to have landed twelve people on the moon through six space missions.

India India sent its first spacecraft to the moon in October 2008. 

The Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft included an orbiter and a lander. Chandrayan not only landed but orbited around the moon too to collect data before returning to Earth a year later.

China Since the USSR’s first lunar landing in 1976, China’s Chang’e 3 became the first country to land on the moon in 2013. On January 3, 2019, China became the first country to land a rover on the dark side of the moon.

United Kingdom In collaboration with Ukrainian and United States-based space agencies, the UK space agency is planning a mission to explore the lunar caves and collect samples from the lunar surface.

United Arab Emirates The companies in the UAE, JAPAN, and the US are working on an upcoming mission in which USA’s SpaceX FALCON 9 ROCKET will carry a Japanese-designed LANDER and the UAE's Lunar Rover.