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. Four of America's Moon walkers are still alive.

Who Walked on the Moon?

Name Mission
Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) Apollo 11
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (1930-) Apollo 11
Charles "Pete" Conrad (1930-1999) Apollo 12
Alan Bean (1932-2018) Apollo 12
Alan B. Shepard Jr. (1923-1998) Apollo 14
Edgar D. Mitchell (1930-2016) Apollo 14
David R. Scott (1932-) Apollo 15
James B. Irwin (1930-1991) Apollo 15
John W. Young (1930-2018) Apollo 10 (orbital), Apollo 16 (landing)
Charles M. Duke (1935-) Apollo 16
Eugene Cernan (1934-2017) Apollo 10 (orbital), Apollo 17 (landing)
Harrison H. Schmitt (1935-) Apollo 17

Who Orbited the Moon?

Name Mission
Frank Borman (1928-) Apollo 8
William A. Anders (1933-) Apollo 8
James A. Lovell Jr. (1928-) Apollo 8, Apollo 13
Thomas Stafford (1930-) Apollo 10
Michael Collins (1930-) Apollo 11
Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929-2017) Apollo 12
Fred W. Haise Jr. (1933-) Apollo 13
John L. Swigert Jr. (1931-1982) Apollo 13
Stuart A. Roosa (1933-1994) Apollo 14
Alfred M. Worden (1932-) Apollo 15
Thomas K. Mattingly II (1936-) Apollo 16
Ronald E. Evans (1933-1990) Apollo 17

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