List of people who have walked on the Moon

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List of people who have walked on the Moon is located in the United States
Armstrong
Armstrong
Aldrin
Aldrin
Conrad
Conrad
Bean
Bean
Shepard
Shepard
Mitchell
Mitchell
Scott
Scott
Irwin
Irwin
Young
Young
Duke
Duke
Cernan
Cernan
Schmitt
Schmitt
Birthplaces of astronauts who walked on the Moon[1]

Twelve people have walked on Earth's Moon, starting with Neil Armstrong and ending with Gene Cernan. All crewed lunar landings took place between July 1969 and December 1972 as part of the United States Apollo program. All twelve people who have walked on the Moon are American men.

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Image No. Name Mission Born Died Lunar EVA dates (UTC)[2] Lunar EVAs[2] Total EVA duration[2] Astronaut service
Neil Armstrong pose.jpg 1. Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 (1930-08-05)August 5, 1930[3] August 25, 2012(2012-08-25) (aged 82) July 21, 1969[a] 1 2 hours 31 minutes NASA[b]
Buzz Aldrin.jpg 2. Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 (1930-01-20) January 20, 1930 (age 90)[4] July 21, 1969[a] 1 2 hours 31 minutes Air Force
Pete Conrad during suit-up for the Apollo 12 launch.jpg 3. Pete Conrad Apollo 12 (1930-06-02)June 2, 1930[5] July 8, 1999(1999-07-08) (aged 69) November 19–20, 1969 2 7 hours 45 minutes Navy
Alan Bean NASA portrait (S69-38859).jpg 4. Alan Bean Apollo 12 (1932-03-15)March 15, 1932[6] May 26, 2018(2018-05-26) (aged 86) November 19–20, 1969 2 7 hours 45 minutes Navy
Alan Shepard Apollo 14 (cropped).jpg 5. Alan Shepard Apollo 14 (1923-11-18)November 18, 1923[7] July 21, 1998(1998-07-21) (aged 74) February 5–6, 1971 2 9 hours 21 minutes Navy
Edgar Dean Mitchell.jpg 6. Edgar Mitchell Apollo 14 (1930-09-17)September 17, 1930[8] February 4, 2016(2016-02-04) (aged 85) February 5–6, 1971 2 9 hours 21 minutes Navy
Dave Scott Apollo 15 CDR.jpg 7. David Scott Apollo 15 (1932-06-06) June 6, 1932 (age 88)[9] July 31–August 2, 1971 3 18 hours 33 minutes Air Force
Jim Irwin Apollo 15 LMP.jpg 8. James Irwin Apollo 15 (1930-03-17)March 17, 1930[10] September 8, 1991(1991-09-08) (aged 61) July 31–August 2, 1971 3 18 hours 33 minutes Air Force
Astronaut John W. Young (1971).jpg 9. John Young Apollo 16 (1930-09-24)September 24, 1930[11] January 5, 2018(2018-01-05) (aged 87) April 21–23, 1972 3 20 hours 14 minutes Navy
Official NASA portrait Charles Moss Duke Jr.jpg 10. Charles Duke Apollo 16 (1935-10-03) October 3, 1935 (age 84)[12] April 21–23, 1972 3 20 hours 14 minutes Air Force
Cernan s71-51308.jpg 11.[c] Gene Cernan Apollo 17 (1934-03-14)March 14, 1934[13] January 16, 2017(2017-01-16) (aged 82) December 11–14, 1972 3 22 hours 2 minutes Navy
Harrison Schmitt.jpg 12. Harrison Schmitt Apollo 17 (1935-07-03) July 3, 1935 (age 85)[14] December 11–14, 1972 3 22 hours 2 minutes NASA
  1. 1.0 1.1 Americans alive at the time remember it as the night of July 20, 1969 (Armstrong set foot on the Moon at 10:56 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time), but it was the 21st in UTC.
  2. Armstrong had left the US Navy and was already a NASA employee when he and Elliot See became the first civilian astronauts in Astronaut Group 2. See Armstrong's NASA biography and a description of his receiving a NASA award, among others.
  3. Gene Cernan is known as the person to have most recently walked on the Moon. This list illustrates the first person to egress on each mission. Cernan was the first to egress but was the last person back in the lunar module, so he was the 11th to walk on the Moon and the most recent to have walked on it.

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  1. Chaikin 2007, pp. 597–607.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chaikin 2007, pp. 611–613.
  3. Hansen 2012, pp. 49–50.
  4. "To the Moon and beyond". The Record (Bergen County). July 20, 2009. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2009.
  5. "New Astronauts, 9 Hottest Jet Pilots in U.S., Have Been Training a Year". The Philadelphia Enquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. September 18, 1962. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. Jacobs, Nancy (November 14, 1969). "Ex-Coleman Resident Bean to be 4th on Moon". Abilene Reporter-News. Abilene, Texas. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. Thompson 2004, p. 7.
  8. "Mitchell, Once a Cowpoke, is an Intellectual". The Evening Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. New York Times News Service. February 1, 1971 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. Furlong, William Barry (February 27, 1969). "Flying is in Astronaut's Blood". Quad-City Times. Davenport, Iowa. World Book Science Service. p. 29 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. "A Who's Who on Apollo Crew". Daily News. New York, New York. July 26, 1971. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. "Astronauts Could Have a Party". The Orlando Sentinel. Orlando, Florida. February 3, 1963. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. Chaikin 2007, p. 600.
  13. "Astronauts are Like Two Peas from a Pod". The Miami News. Miami, Florida. June 3, 1966. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. "Schmitt One Of Those Who Has Been There". Alamogordo Daily News. Alamogordo, New Mexico. October 16, 1977. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.