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 15 Command Module pilot Aldfred "Al" Worden died March 18, 2020 in Texas. During Apollo 15's July 1971 lunar mission, Worden earned a record as “most isolated human being" while his crew mates roamed the lunar surface, and he was 2,235 miles away from anyone else.

There are currently 11 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?

Who Orbited the Moon?

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