Astronaut Neil Armstrong in a white spacesuit standing on the surface of the Moon.

Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the Moon, stands near the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" in July 1969. Credit: NASA | Full image | Apollo 11 images Library

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Who Has Walked on the Moon?

Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin were the first of 12 human beings to walk 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 Earth to the Moon between 1968 and 1972. Three astronauts made the journey from 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).

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