Who are the 12 Astronauts that landed on Moon?


    6. Edgar D. Mitchell

    Edgar D. Mitchell travel in space as the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14 mission. He works on the Moon surface in Fra Mauro Highlands region for about nine hours making him the sixth person to walk on the Moon surface. He was also an American NASA astronaut, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, aviator and U.S navy officer. 


    7. David Randolph Scott

    David Randolph Scott landed on moon in 1971 with Apollo 15 mission. NASA selected a third group of astronauts to land on moon in October 1963. He is the only alive commander of a successful Apollo lunar landing mission who has flown a space craft to land on moon surface. 

    8. James B. Irwin

    He is the eighth men to land on moon surface. He was the member of third group of astronauts to land on moon surface in Apollo 15 mission in 1971. He was the youngest and the first of those astronauts to die.

    9. John Watts Young

    John was the commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. He has spent 42 years of active NASA service and the longest career of any astronaut. John Watts Young is the first person to fly six space mission counting his lunar liftoff and seven launches in his career.

    10. Charles M. Duke JR.

    Charles M. Duke JR. is the youngest and tenth person to walk on moon surface. He was the member of Apollo 16 mission in 1972 as a Lunar Module pilot. Charles spend 4147 hours flying in space in which he spend 3632 hours in jet aircraft, 265 hours in space and 20 hours plus 15 minutes of extravehicular activity. He was a retired U.S Air force officer, test pilot and a former astronaut.

    11. Harrison Jack Schmitt

    He landed on moon surface in 1972 as a lunar module pilot of Apollo 17 mission. He was a scientist or a geologist first and actually the first scientist to travel in outer space and the landed on the moon surface.

    12. Eugene E. CERNAN

    He was the commander of Apollo 17 mission in 1972 and the last person to appear on the moon surface. In this mission he said, I am on the surface as I take man’s last step from moon, back home for some time to come. But we hope not so long into future. I would like to say what I believe history will record. America’s challenge of today has forged man destiny of tomorrow. He further added that, as we leave the moon at Taurus-littrow, we leave as we came and God willing, as we shall return with peace and hope for all mankind. God speed the crew of Apollo17.



    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here