About 60 missions have been sent to the Moon. But only 12 astronauts, all of the members of NASA space mission, walked on the moon.
The Apollo 11 mission, with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, reached the moon for the first time and is undoubtedly the most remembered by all those who were able to experience these space trips live. Armstrong’s famous phrase, ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’, remains today in everyone’s memory.
However, there are 11 other names along with Neil Armstrong who has walked on the moon, although many of them are not so well known. Here we do remember the men who have walked on the Moon.
Neil Armstrong – The leader of the Apollo 11 mission, he was the first man to set foot on the Moon.
Buzz Aldrin – He also arrived on Apollo 11 as he was the lunar module pilot and companion of Armstrong on the moonwalk.
Charles Conrad – He was a member of the Apollo 12 mission that reached the moon on November 19, 1969.
Alan Bean – He was a lunar module pilot for the Apollo 12 mission and is among the astronauts who walked the moon.
Alan Shepard – He held the record for being the first NASA astronaut to fly into space in 1961. Ten years later, in February 1971, he reached the Moon on Apollo 14.
Edgar Mitchell – He was a pilot of the Apollo 15 spacecraft and walked on the moon.
David Scott – He was a command pilot on the Apollo 9 mission and had the pleasure of stepping on lunar soil with Apollo 15.
James Irwin – He was a member of the Apollo 15 mission that landed on Hadley-Apennine.
John Young – He manned Apollo 16 and also the Space Shuttle. In addition to being one of the few men who walked on the moon, he became famous for being the only one who took a beef sandwich into a spaceship.
Charles Duke – He was part of the Apollo 16 mission, one of the most fruitful due to the amount of research he carried out. Duke walked into Descartes Crater.
Eugene Cernan – He was the commander of Apollo 17 that arrived at the moon on December 13, 1972.
Harrison Schmitt – This doctor of Geology was the first scientist to walk on the Moon and he spent a good time taking and analyzing samples of the lunar soil.