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During the Apollo program, the United States sent 9manned missions to the Moon. These nine missions included 24men. Of these 24 men, 12 actually walked on the surface of moon. The other 12 astronauts have been to lunar orbit and back, but did not land on the surface. This included Apollo 8, Apollo 10, and the ill-fated Apollo 13, as well as the 6 Command Module pilots for the six landing missions.

The 9 missions to the moon:

  1. Apollo 8 - orbited
  2. Apollo 10 - orbited
  3. Apollo 11 - landed 20 July, 1969
  4. Apollo 12 - landed 19 November, 1969
  5. Apollo 13 - orbited
  6. Apollo 14 - landed 5 February, 1971
  7. Apollo 15 - landed 30 July, 1971
  8. Apollo 16 - landed 20 April, 1972
  9. Apollo 17 - landed 11 December, 1972

The men who walked on the Moon :

  1. Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong - Apollo 11 - landed 20 July, 1969 ("One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind")
  2. Buzz Aldrin - Apollo 11 - landed 20 July, 1969
  3. Pete Conrad - Apollo 12 - landed 19 November, 1969
  4. Alan Bean - Apollo 12 - landed 19 November, 1969
  5. Alan Shepard - Apollo 14 - landed 5 February, 1971
  6. Edgar Mitchell - Apollo 14 - landed 5 February, 1971
  7. David Scott - Apollo 15 - landed 30 July, 1971
  8. James Irwin - Apollo 15 - landed 30 July, 1971
  9. John W. Young - Apollo 16 - landed 20 April, 1972
  10. Charles Duke - Apollo 16 - landed 20 April, 1972
  11. Eugene Cernan - Apollo 17 - landed 11 December, 1972
  12. Harrison Schmitt - Apollo 17 - landed 11 December, 1972

Astronauts who orbited but did not land :

1. Frank Borman - Apollo 8

2. James Lovell - Apollo 8

3. William Anders - Apollo 8

4. Thomas Stafford - Apollo 10

(John Young and Gene Cernan also orbited with Apollo 10, but each walked on the Moon on a later mission, as above)

5. Michael Collins - Apollo 11

6. Richard Gordon - Apollo 12

7. Jack Swigert - Apollo 13

8. Fred Haise - Apollo 13

(James Lovell orbited for a second time with Apollo 13, becoming the only man to go to the Moon twice and not walk on the surface)

9. Stuart Roosa - Apollo 14

10. Alfred Worden - Apollo 15

11. Ken Mattingly - Apollo 16

12. Ronald Evans - Apollo 17

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