Who Walked On The Moon?
List of Apollo Astronauts Who Walked On The Moon
Of the 12 people who walked on the moon, only four are still alive to celebrate the 50th Anniversary year; Buzz Aldrin, Dave Scott, Charlie Duke and Jack Schmitt. The first man to walk on the moon was Neil Armstrong on 21 July 1969. The last man who walked on the moon was Eugene Cernan – just three years, five months later. At the turn of the millennium Eugene said:
I’m still the last man to have walked on the moon, somewhat disappointing. It says more about what we have not done than about what we have done.
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|Astronaut||Moonwalk/s||Mission||H:M:S on Moon||Born||Died||Famous Astronaut Quotes & Trivia||#|
|Armstrong, Neil||21 July 1969||Apollo 11||21:31:20||5 Aug 1930||25 Aug 2012||Neil Armstrong was the first man who walked on the moon. Armstrong also flew on Gemini 8. On landing on the moon Armstrong famously said:
|Aldrin, Buzz||21 July 1969||Apollo 11||21:31:20||20 Jan 1930||–||Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon. Aldrin also flew on Gemini 12. Aldrin was the first person to urinate on the moon. Buzz Aldrin had the first conversation on the moon with Neil Armstrong:
||Apollo 12||31:31:12||2 Jun 1930||8 Jul 1999||Pete Conrad was the third man to walk on the moon. Conrad also flew on Gemini 5, Gemini 11 and Skylab 4 missions. As Conrad stepped off the ladder onto the moon he said:
|Bean, Alan LaVern||
||Apollo 12||31:31:12||15 Mar 1932||26 May 2018||Alan Bean was the fourth man to walk on the moon. Bean installed the first nuclear power generator station on the Moon. Bean also flew on the Skylab 3 mission.||4|
|Shepard Jr., Alan
||Apollo 14||33:30:29||8 Nov 1923||21 Jul 1998||Alan Shepard became the first American in space on 5 May 1961 aboard the Freedom 7 mission. Interestingly the Thunderbirds TV puppet show character Alan Tracy was named after him. Alan Shepard was the fifth man to walk on the moon and holds two other moon records:
After walking away from the lunar lander Alan Shepard said:
||Apollo 14||33:30:29||17 Sep 1930||4 Feb 2016||Edgar Mitchell was the sixth man to walk on the moon, and the first to throw a
javelin. After retiring from NASA in 1972 he set up the Institute of Noetic Sciences which conducts parapsychological research. On stepping onto the moon Ed Mitchell said:
||Apollo 15||66:54:53||6 Jun 1932||–||David
DaveScott was the seventh man to walk on the moon and the first driver on the moon. He dropped a hammer and a feather simultaneously to prove one of Galileo’s theories. Scott also flew on the Gemini 8 and Apollo 9 missions. On his return Scott said:
|Irwin, James Benson
||Apollo 15||66:54:53||17 Mar 1930||8 Aug 1991||James
JimIrwin was the eighth man to walk on the moon and, sadly, the first of the 12 moon walkers to pass away. After retiring from NASA he founded his High Flight Ministry in 1972. In an interview with the NY Times James Irwin said he had an epiphany on the moon:
||Apollo 16||71:02:13||2 Sep 1930||5 Jan 2018||John Young flew six missions: Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, STS-1 and STS-9 – the most spacecraft in history. John Young was the ninth man to walk on he moon and he also holds two other records:
|Duke Jr., Charles
||Apollo 16||71:02:13||3 Oct 1935||–||Charles Duke Junior, aged 36 years 201 days, is the youngest man who walked on the moon.
CharlieDuke has devoted his life to Christianity and while on the moon he said:
||Apollo 17||74:59:40||14 Mar 1934||16 Jan 2017||Eugene
GeneCernan was the eleventh man who walked on the moon. Cernan also flew on the Gemini 9 and Apollo 10 missions. Gene Cernan was the last man to walk on the moon and poignantly marked man’s last step off the moon with:
| Schmitt, Harrison
||Apollo 17||74:59:40||3 Jul 1935||–||Harrison Schmitt was the twelfth man who walked on the moon. As a geologist he’s the only professional scientist to walk on the moon. Jack Schmitt became famous for taking the
Blue Marblepicture of Earth, which has become the most reproduced photograph in human history! Schmitt and Cernan sung a snippet of
The Fountain in the Parksong together on the Moon:
Apollo Moon Mission Astronauts
NASA’s six successful manned Apollo moon landings were all crewed by male US astronauts. All nine Apollo moon missions had three crew members. Three astronauts flew to the Moon twice, which means 24 different people have orbited the moon.
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