Man and Robotic Lander on the Moon.

This unusual photograph, taken during the second Apollo 12 extravehicular activity (EVA), shows two U.S. spacecraft on the surface of the Moon. The Apollo 12 Lunar Module (LM) is in the background. The unmanned Surveyor 3 spacecraft is in the foreground. Credit: NASA | › Full Image and Caption

Note: Apollo 11 Command Module pilot Michael Collins died on April 28, 2021, at age 90. Collins was sometimes called “the loneliest man in history” because he stayed in orbit while his colleagues – Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin – became the first people to walk on the Moon.

There are currently 10 surviving Apollo Moon crew members of the original 24.

Fast Facts

Who has Walked on the Moon?

Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin were the first of 12 human beings who walked on the Moon. Four of America's moonwalkers are still alive: Aldrin (Apollo 11), David Scott (Apollo 15), Charles Duke (Apollo 16), and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17).

In all, 24 American astronauts made the trip from the Earth to the Moon between 1968 and 1972. Three astronauts made the journey from the Earth to the Moon twice: James Lovell (Apollo 8 and Apollo 13), John Young (Apollo 10 and Apollo 16) and Gene Cernan (Apollo 10 and Apollo 17).

Who Walked on the Moon?

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