Astronaut in a white spacesuit standing on the surface of the Moon next to a robotic spacecraft with his human crew vehicle on the horizon.

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 ›

Editor's Note: Four more human beings are set to return to the Moon in late 2024. NASA's Artemis II crew will include the first woman and first person of color to visit the Moon.

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).]]

The 12 Moon Walkers

Who Orbited the Moon?

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