Astronaut leaping on the moon.

Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, leaps from the lunar surface as he salutes the United States flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity in April 1972. Image Credit: NASA/Charles M. Duke Jr.

Twenty-four human beings have flown to the Moon—and 12 of them walked on his surface.

Human Beings Who Walked on the Moon

Name Mission
Neil Armstrong Apollo 11
Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11
Charles "Pete" Condrad Apollo 12
Alan Bean Apollo 12
Alan B. Shepard Jr. Apollo 14
Edgar D. Mitchell Apollo 14
David R. Scott Apollo 15
James B. Irwin Apollo 15
John W. Young Apollo 10 (orbital), Apollo 16 (landing)
Charles M. Duke Apollo 16
Eugene Cernan Apollo 10 (orbital), Apollo 17 (landing)
Harrison H. Schmitt Apollo 17

Human Beings Who Orbited The Moon

Name Mission
Frank Borman Apollo 8
William A. Anders Apollo 8
James A. Lovell Jr. Apollo 8, Apollo 13
Thomas Stafford Apollo 10
Michael Collins Apollo 11
Richard F. Gordon Jr. Apollo 12
Fred W. Haise Jr. Apollo 13
John L. Swigert Jr. Apollo 13
Stuart A. Roosa Apollo 14
Alfred M. Worden Apollo 15
Thomas K. Mattingly II Apollo 16
Ronald E. Evans Apollo 17

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