The first human to land on the Moon was the United States of America.
In 1864, the President of the United Kingdom landed on the lunar surface.
But the most famous American was John F. Kennedy, who flew into space on March 10, 1961.
Kennedy is remembered as the “first man to walk on the surface of the moon.”
The most famous United States astronaut was also the last man to live on the earth.
The other American who walked on the first lunar surface was Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan, who became the first man to go into space.
He died on June 30, 1969.
The most memorable United States space flight was in 1976 when Apollo 11 landed on an Earth-facing rocket and crewed the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon.
Other NASA missions included the Mercury-Delta IV missions, the Apollo 13 missions and the Space Shuttle missions.
In the 1990s, NASA shuttered its space program and its operations were taken over by the National Reconnaissance Office.
In 2011, NASA announced that it had successfully launched its next Mars rover, Spirit, on the Red Planet, but it has not launched any missions to the planet in more than two decades.