In the history of mankind, only twelve people have walked on the moon. All twelve were American men, astronauts involved in NASA's Apollo program, and all twelve visited the moon within a four year span. The Soviet Union and Japan have also sent unmanned spacecraft on the moon, but the Apollo missions remain the only time mankind has set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth.

Neil Armstrong was first on the moon, planting with Buzz Aldrin the American flag and a plaque that reads, "Here men from planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind." Alan Shepard drove a golf ball 800 yards after smuggling a six iron on board, and Pete Mitchell threw a Solar Wind Collector like a javelin in an attempt to outdistance Shepard's drive. Charlie Duke and John Young perfected the art of sneaking up on moon rocks. And Eugene Cernan was last one off, leaving behind another plaque, this one reading "Here man completed his first exploration of the Moon, December 1972 A.D. May the spirit of peace in which we came be reflected in the lives of all mankind."

Mission #  Name              Date(s)                Duration
 
       11  Neil Armstrong    July 20, 1969          02:31:40
       11  Edwin Aldrin      July 20, 1969          02:31:40
       12  Charles Conrad    November 19, 1969      07:45:18
       12  Alan Bean         November 19, 1969      07:45:18
       14  Alan Shepard      February 5, 1971       09:22:31
       14  Edgar Mitchell    February 5, 1971       09:22:31
       15  James Irwin       July 30, 1971          18:34:46
       15  David Scott       July 30, 1971          18:34:46
       16  Charles Duke      April 21-23, 1972      20:14:16
       16  John Young        April 21-23, 1972      20:14:16
       17  Harrison Schmitt  December 11-13, 1972   22:03:57
       17  Eugene Cernan     December 11-13, 1972   22:03:57

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