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List of moon walkers: Twelve men who have visited another world

The Moon walkers:
 The moon walkers: Twelve men who have visited another world. What did it take ... Most famous for: Being the first man to set foot on the moon.

1. Neil Armstrong - Apollo 11 - July 21, 1969
2. Buzz Aldrin - Apollo 11 - July 21, 1969
3. Pete Conrad - Apollo 12 - November 19–20, 1969 Navy
4. Alan Bean - Apollo 12 - November 19–20, 1969 Navy
5. Alan Shepard - Apollo 14 - February 5–6, 1971
6. Edgar Mitchell - Apollo 14 - February 5–6, 1971
7. David Scott - Apollo 15 - July 31 - August 2, 1971
8. James Irwin - Apollo 15 July 31 - August 2, 1971
9. John W. Young - Apollo 16 - April 21–23, 1972
10. Charles Duke - Apollo 16 - April 21–23, 1972
11. Eugene Cernan - Apollo 17 - December 11–14, 1972
12. Harrison Schmitt - Apollo 17 - December 11–14, 1972

List of moon walkers


1: Neil Armstrong, commander Apollo 11

Trips into space: Two – Gemini VIII, Apollo 11
Time spent on the moon: 21 hours 31 minutes 20 seconds
Most famous for: Being the first man to set foot on the moon

2: Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot Apollo 11

Flights into space: Two – Gemini XII, Apollo 11
Time on the moon: 21h 31m 20s
Most famous for: Being the principal storyteller for mankind's first landing on the moon

3: Pete Conrad, commander Apollo 12

Number of spaceflights: Four – Gemini 5, 11, Apollo 12, Skylab 4
Time spent on the moon: 31h 31m 12s
Most famous for: His first words on the moon – "That might have been a small one for Neil, but that's a long one for me"

4: Alan Bean, lunar module pilot Apollo 12

Flights into space: Two – Apollo 12, Skylab 3
Time spent on the moon: 31h 31m 12s
Most famous for: Being the only painter to have visited another world

5: Alan Shepard, commander Apollo 14

Flights into space: Two – Freedom 7, Apollo 14
Time spent on the moon: 1d 9h 30m 29s
Most famous for: Being the first American to fly into space and the first man to play golf on the moon

6: Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot Apollo 14

Flights into space: One – Apollo 14
Time spent on the moon: 1d 9h 30m 29s
Most famous for: Throwing the first 'javelin' on the moon. On the way back from the moon, he conducted his own research into consciousness and ESP

7: David Scott, commander Apollo 15

Flights into space: Three – Gemini VIII, Apollo 9, Apollo 15
Time spent on the moon: 2d 18h 53s
Most famous for: Driving the first lunar rover on the moon; dropping a hammer and a feather simultaneously on the moon to prove a theory of Galileo's.

8: Jim Irwin, lunar module pilot Apollo 15

Flights into space: One – Apollo 15
Time spent on the moon: 2d 18h 54m 53s
Most famous for: Founding his High Flight Ministry and searching for Noah's Ark

9: John Young, commander Apollo 16

Flights into space: Six: Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, STS-1, STS-9
Time spent on the moon: 2d 23h 02m 13s
Most famous for: Flying more spacecraft than anyone else in history; having the lowest heart rate during a Saturn V launch – just 70 beats per minute

10: Charlie Duke, lunar module pilot Apollo 16

Flights into space: One – Apollo 16
Time spent on the moon: 2d 23h 02m 13s
Most famous for: Being Capcom on Apollo 11 and declaring "Roger Tranquility, we copy you down. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue ... we're breathing again"

11: Gene Cernan, commander Apollo 17

Flights into space: Three – Gemini 9, Apollo 10, Apollo 17
Time spent on moon: 3d 02h 59m 40s
Most famous for: Being the last man to stand on the moon, in December 1972

12: Harrison Schmitt, lunar module pilot Apollo 17

Flights into space: 1 – Apollo 17
Time spent on the moon: 3d 02h 59m 40s 
Most famous for: Being the only professional geologist to visit the moon; taking the most reproduced photograph in human history – the "Blue Marble" picture of Earth; singing "I was strolling on the moon one day ..."