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If there isnt air, then how did the astronauts take their ship off from the moon? And how did they slow the ship down before landing on the moon?
Originally posted by E_T
Moon doesn't have anykind atmosphere.
In the end it's about what is defined as atmosphere... There's gas molecules even in space.
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
It may be very thin, but it does have slight atmosphere.
The surface experiments, consisting of Cold Ion Gauges in Apollos 14-16 and a Mass Spectrometer in Apollo 17, were so sensitive that leaks from the space suits of the astronauts saturated them every time that they approached to within a few metres.
These experiments revealed that there is a very tenuous lunar atmosphere, which has a total mass of only about 10 000Kg (10 tonnes).