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What's the total number of astronauts that have walked on the moon?

There have been six (6) successful manned moon landings with a total of twelve (12) astronauts that have walked on the moon contrary to the conspiracy theory that the moon landings were faked. All of these moon walks took place between 1969 and 1972 as a part of NASA's Apollo Program. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first astronauts to walk on the moon's surface (specifically the moon's Mare Tranquillitatis, translated Sea of Tranquility) on July 20, 1969. The United States is the only country that has successfully walked on the moon, however, the Russian cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov, performed the first space walk in 1965.


The names of the astronauts that walked on the moon

Photo taken of the moon's surface shows astronaut footpaths and Apollo Mission debris

A series of photos were taken of the moon's surface by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) 2009. Several photos show clear evidence of astronaut footpaths and Apollo Mission debris again debunking conspiracy theories that have claimed the moon landings were faked.

Neil Armstrong - Apollo 11 - July, 1969

Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin - Apollo 11 - July, 1969

Charles Conrad - Apollo 12 - November, 1969

Alan Bean - Apollo 12 - November, 1969

Alan Shepard - Apollo 14 - February, 1971

Edgar Mitchell - Apollo 14 - February, 1971

David Scott - Apollo 15 - July, 1971

James Irwin - Apollo 15 - July, 1971

John Young - Apollo 16 - April, 1972

Charles Duke - Apollo 16 - April, 1972

Eugene Cernan - Apollo 17 - December, 1972

Harrison Schmitt - Apollo 17 - December, 1972

Below is the famous Apollo 11 footprint of man's first walk on the moon.the famous Apollo 11 footprint of man's first walk on the moon.

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References

NASA LRO Apollo Moon Walk Sites

NASA Apollo Program: First Steps on the Lunar Surface



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