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

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Twenty-four human beings have traveled from the Earth to Moon and 12 walked on its surface — so far. The first, and most famous, was Neil Armstrong in 1969. The last Apollo human on the Moon was Gene Cernan in 1972.

  • Four of America's moonwalkers are still alive: Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), David Scott (Apollo 15), Charles Duke (Apollo 16) and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17).
  • 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).
  • Apollo 12's Pete Conrad and Alan Bean are the only human beings to visit a robotic spacecraft (Surveyor 3) beyond Earth.

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