The 12 Men Who Walked On The Moon

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In honor of the 40th anniversary of the 1st moon landing below are the names of the 12 men who walked on the moon, in order, and the Apollo mission they flew.

  1. Neil Armstrong (11)
  2. Buzz Aldrin (11)
  3. Pete Conrad (12)
  4. Alan Bean (12)
  5. Alan Shephard (14)
  6. Edgar Mitchell (14)
  7. David Scott (15)
  8. Jim Irwin (15)
  9. John Young (16)
  10. Charlie Duke (16)
  11. Eugene Cernan (17)
  12. Harrison Schmitt (17)

Gene Cernan was the last human being to step on the moon.

The command module pilots were:

  1. Michael Collins (11)
  2. Richard Gordon (12)
  3. Stuart Roosa (14)
  4. Alfred Worden (15)
  5. Thomas Mattingly (16)
  6. Ronald Evans (17)

Jim Lovell and Fred Haise were to land on the moon on the ill fated Apollo 13 mission.  Jack Swigert was the command module pilot.

In addition, 6 astronauts (Apollo 8 and Apollo 10) circled the moon but did not land:

  1. Frank Borman (8)
  2. Jim Lovell (8)
  3. William Anders (8)
  4. Tom Stafford (10)
  5. John Young (10)
  6. Eugene Cernan (10)

Counting Haise & Swigert makes a total of 24 human beings who have ever left low Earth orbit.

Yet.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Eric September 24, 2009 at 16:05

I think you mean 25 human beings left low-earth orbit. There were nine missions with three crew members. Cernan and Lovell made repeat trips. So that’s 27-2=25.

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AK September 28, 2009 at 21:45

John Young also made 2 trips (Apollo 10 & 16) therefore 27-3=24.

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