List of astronauts on the moon
Best Astronauts Books (100 books)Saving
The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon
Only a handful of men have stood on the moon and looked up at Earth. NASA landed six missions and 12 astronauts on the moon during the Apollo program. Six others remained in lunar orbit aboard their Apollo spacecraft command modules. One mission, Apollo 13, was aborted in mid-flight. Here is a snapshot of NASA's six successful moon-landing crews and where they are now:.
In the history of the human race, only 12 people have ever set foot on the surface of the moon. Two of those are Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, names that - if they weren't before - will definitely be familiar to you now after a week of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon.
you re a badass book review
You Might Also Like
Top 10 Greatest Astronaut Movies
The death of Alan Bean means only four of the 12 astronauts who set foot on the moon are walking the Earth. Bean, who became the fourth man to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 12 mission in , died today May 26 at age 86 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. The onetime US Navy test pilot became an accomplished artist after retiring from the space program in He depicted scenes from the American lunar program, striving to make every detail accurate, says astronaut Harrison Schmitt, lunar module pilot on Apollo 17, the last manned moon mission. His enthusiasm about space and art never waned.
Their names are inscribed in alphabetical order on the plaque. The plaque was stuck in the lunar soil by astronauts David R. Scott, Apollo 15 commander, and James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, during their lunar surface extravehicular activity EVA. The tiny, figurine represents fallen astronauts and cosmonauts:. Source: NASA.