12 Men That Walked on the Moon

Only twelve men have ever set foot on the moon. The last of these was in 1972.

Only twelve men have ever walked on the moon. To explore space these men had to take their atmosphere with them. Earth atmosphere is 20% oxygen and 80% nitrogen and at 75 miles above the surface that changes.

At 63,000 feet above the earth astronauts must wear special spacesuits to provide the correct atmosphere and pressure. At that altitude bodily fluids would boil without the artificial maintenance of pressure. Their spacesuits were the only thing that kept these pioneers of space travel alive.

Neil Armstrong

Neil A. Armstrong was a member of the Apollo 11 crew as he walked on the moon in July 1969.

Charles Peter Conrad

Charles Peter Conrad was commander of the Apollo 12 mission and the third man to walk on the moon.

Alan Shepard

Alan Shepard walked on the moon as commander of the Apollo 14 mission. He was originally due to go on the ill fated Apollo 13 mission but was unfit because of an ear infection.

David Scott

David Scott commanded the lunar landing of Apollo 15 in 1971. This was his third space flight.

John Young

John Young was an Apollo 10 and 16 astronaut. He drove 16 miles on the moon’s surface in the lunar rover.

Eugene Cerman

Eugene Cerman was the last man on the moon in 1972. For the time being his famous boot print will be the last evidence of man’s visit to the moon.

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin

The picture shows Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon. Note the shadow which indicates where the sun is. He was the second man on the moon on July 20st 1969.

Charles Duke

Charles Duke explored the highlands of the moon with John Young, a fellow crew member of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972.

Harrison Schmidt

Harrison Schmidt was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 17. He was involved in mapping the moon and performing geological surveys in his capacity as a geologist. No other geologist has set foot on the moon.

Alan Bean

Alan Bean Moonwalker and Artist. Alan now has a gallery full of paintings that capture the essence of the “other world” that few have seen, and even fewer have stepped upon.

Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell was part of the crew of the Apollo 14 mission. He is also famous for these words while being interviewed on a radio program (1996) :

‘There is certain evidence that simply doesn’t fit with our model of how the moon is put together.’

James Irwin

James Irwin was command module pilot for the fourth manned lunar landing as part of the Apollo 15 crew. This mission took 295 hours and 11minutes.

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16 Responses to “12 Men That Walked on the Moon”
  1. Anne Lyken-Garner Says...

    On February 8, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I’ve never seen an article with all of them together. Nicely put together.

  2. IcyCucky Says...

    On February 8, 2008 at 10:39 am

    I second Anne’s comment! Wonderful, Louie.

  3. Dee Huff Says...

    On February 8, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Nice article.

  4. Lucy Lockett Says...

    On February 8, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    I really liked this, you put it all together nicely.

  5. Judy Sheldon Says...

    On February 9, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Beautifully done, Louie. Thank you.

  6. Alexa Gates Says...

    On February 10, 2008 at 9:43 am

    great article!

  7. valli Says...

    On February 11, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Excellent article.

  8. demetri Says...

    On April 2, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    thats so cool i want to walk the EARTH

  9. einstein Says...

    On January 12, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I think you missed Bing Gordon.

  10. einstein Says...

    On January 12, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I meant Bing Gordyn.

  11. Jake M @ YAY!!! Says...

    On July 21, 2009 at 4:45 am

    well im acctually study the universe and beyond and its true that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin shouldn’t have been really the only real astronauts remembered they all did there part in the Apollo’s but some really tragically died

    P.S Good Website

  12. I've Memorized Their Names Says...

    On May 10, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Is it Eugene Cernan or Cerman?

  13. SpaceCrazy Says...

    On May 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    That must be a misprint.

  14. john Says...

    On October 28, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    i was able to use it to finish a school assignment good articles

  15. bob gray, in the uk. Says...

    On April 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I never knew , until now, who they were, or in what order they went. Now, thanks to this neat piece of writing, I do, and I thank you for it.

  16. Terry Says...

    On June 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Everyone should know these names. There will be a day when all the people who watched the moon landings will be gone. I just don’t believe we are ever going back. Those were very special times for me.
    There were three men who went on two moon missions: John Young and Gene Cernan were both on Apollo 10, the ‘dress rehearsal’ for the first landing. James Lovell was on the very first trip to orbit the moon, Apollo 8, and also on the unfortunate Apollo 13 mission. There are only 24 men who have ever been around the moon.

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