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Saturn V rocket[1]

The Talosians viewed several images about Earth's Moon and programs to study and explore it while accessing the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701's computer in 2254.[Notes 1][2]

Apollo 8

In an historic first, the 3-man crew of Apollo 8 journeyed around the moon in 1968, observing and photographing the natural satellite and viewing "Earthrise."[3]

Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong's footprint[4]

On 20 July 1969, the age-old dream of landing a man on the moon was accomplished by Apollo 11, whose Lunar Module landed in the Sea of Tranquility. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and "Buzz" Aldrin remained on the surface for 21 hours 36 minutes.[3][5]

Apollo 13

Disaster was averted in 1970 as Apollo 13, which experienced a power failure en route to the moon, was skillfully swung around the satellite and brought safely back to Earth.[3]

Apollo 14

In 1971, Apollo 14 landed at Fra Mauro on the moon, the destination originally chosen for the ill-fated Apollo 13.[3]

Apollo 15

In 1971, Apollo 15 landed in Hadley Rille on the moon.[3]

Apollo 16

In 1972, Apollo 16 spent more than 71 hours on the lunar surface.[3]

Apollo 17

Apollo 17 marked the end of NASA's manned lunar missions, spending a record 75 hours on the moon and returning with 113.6kg of lunar material.[3]

Apollo 18

Apollo 18 and Soyuz XIX docked (SFC)

In 1975, Apollo 18 and Soyuz XIX linked up in space, culminating two years of cooperation between the United States and the Soviet Union.[3]


Lunar Excursion Module[4]


  1. The year that "The Cage" takes place, 2254, is derived from information given in "The Menagerie." Spock states that it has been 13 years since the incident on Talos IV, and that he served under Captain Pike for 11 years. Therefore, the episode is in the second year of Captain Kirk's five-year mission, which began in 2265, per the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Q2." Therefore, "The Menagerie" is set in 2267, and thirteen years prior to that is 2254.