List of Apollo astronauts

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NASA assigned 32 American astronauts to the Apollo lunar landing program, and 24, flying on nine missions between December 1968 and December 1972, orbited the Moon.

Most of the Apollo astronauts gathered at the Johnson Space Center in Houston in 1978. Names are included even for those not in the photo, with moonwalkers names in white and those who flew to the Moon without landing shown in dark grey. (Other names are shown in faint grey.)

During six two-man landing missions twelve astronauts walked on the lunar surface, and six of those drove Lunar Roving Vehicles. Three flew to the Moon twice, one orbiting both times and two landing once apiece.

Apollo astronauts who walked on the Moon change

Image Name Born Died Age at
first step
Mission Lunar EVA dates Military service Alma Mater
1   Neil Armstrong (1930-08-05)August 5, 1930 August 25, 2012(2012-08-25) (aged 82) 38y 11m 15d Apollo 11 July 21, 1969[1] Civilian[2] Purdue University, University of Southern California
2   Buzz Aldrin (1930-01-20) January 20, 1930 (age 94) 39y 6m 0d Air Force United States Military Academy, MIT
3   Pete Conrad (1930-06-02)June 2, 1930 July 8, 1999(1999-07-08) (aged 69) 39y 5m 17d Apollo 12 November 19–20, 1969 Navy Princeton University
4   Alan Bean (1932-03-15)March 15, 1932 May 26, 2018(2018-05-26) (aged 86) 37y 8m 4d Navy University of Texas, Austin
5   Alan Shepard (1923-11-18)November 18, 1923 July 21, 1998(1998-07-21) (aged 74) 47y 2m 18d Apollo 14 February 5–6, 1971 Navy United States Naval Academy, Naval War College
6   Edgar Mitchell (1930-09-17)September 17, 1930 February 4, 2016(2016-02-04) (aged 85) 40y 4m 19d Navy Carnegie Mellon University, Naval Postgraduate School, MIT
7   David Scott (1932-06-06) June 6, 1932 (age 92) 39y 1m 25d Apollo 15 July 31 – August 2, 1971 Air Force University of Michigan, United States Military Academy, MIT
8   James Irwin (1930-03-17)March 17, 1930 August 8, 1991(1991-08-08) (aged 61) 41y 4m 14d Air Force United States Naval Academy, University of Michigan
9   John Young (1930-09-24)September 24, 1930 January 5, 2018(2018-01-05) (aged 87) 41y 6m 28d Apollo 16 April 21–23, 1972 Navy Georgia Institute of Technology
10   Charles Duke (1935-10-03) October 3, 1935 (age 88) 36y 6m 18d Air Force United States Naval Academy, MIT
11   Eugene Cernan (1934-03-14)March 14, 1934 January 16, 2017(2017-01-16) (aged 82) 38y 9m 7d Apollo 17 December 11–14, 1972 Navy Purdue University, Naval Postgraduate School
12   Harrison Schmitt (1935-07-03) July 3, 1935 (age 88) 37y 5m 8d Civilian[3] Caltech, University of Oslo, Harvard University

Apollo astronauts who flew to the Moon without landing change

Image Name Born Died Age Mission Military service Notes
1   Frank Borman (1928-03-14)March 14, 1928 November 7, 2023 (aged 95) 40 Apollo 8
December 21–27, 1968
Air Force
2   Jim Lovell (1928-03-25) March 25, 1928 (age 96) 40

42
Apollo 8
December 21–27, 1968
Apollo 13
April 11–17, 1970
Navy Intended to land on Apollo 13; only person to fly to the Moon twice without landing.
3   Bill Anders (1933-10-17)October 17, 1933 June 7, 2024 (aged 90) 35 Apollo 8
December 21–27, 1968
Air Force
4   Tom Stafford September 17, 1930 March 18, 2024 (aged 93) 38 Apollo 10
May 18–26, 1969
Air Force Later flew on Apollo–Soyuz Test Project.
5   Michael Collins October 31, 1930 April 28, 2021 (aged 90) 38 Apollo 11
July 16–24, 1969
Air Force
6   Dick Gordon (1929-10-05)October 5, 1929 November 6, 2017(2017-11-06) (aged 88) 40 Apollo 12
November 14–24, 1969
Navy Trained to land, slated for Apollo 18 (canceled).[4]
7   Jack Swigert (1931-08-30)August 30, 1931 December 27, 1982(1982-12-27) (aged 51) 38 Apollo 13
April 11–17, 1970
Air Force
8   Fred Haise (1933-11-14) November 14, 1933 (age 90) 36 Apollo 13
April 11–17, 1970
Marines, Air Force Intended to land; later trained to land and slated to command Apollo 19 (canceled);[4] flew the Space Shuttle on approach / landing tests.
9   Stu Roosa (1933-08-16)August 16, 1933 December 12, 1994(1994-12-12) (aged 61) 37 Apollo 14
January 31 – February 9, 1971
Air Force In rotation to land on Apollo 20 (canceled).
10   Al Worden (1932-02-07)February 7, 1932 March 18, 2020(2020-03-18) (aged 88) 39 Apollo 15
July 26 – August 7, 1971
Air Force
11   Ken Mattingly (1936-03-17) March 17, 1936 (age 88) October 31, 2023 (aged 87) 36 Apollo 16
April 16–27, 1972
Navy Later flew two Space Shuttle missions.
12   Ron Evans (1933-11-10)November 10, 1933 April 7, 1990(1990-04-07) (aged 56) 39 Apollo 17
December 7–19, 1972
Navy

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  1. This date is based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Americans alive at the time remember it as the night of July 20, 1969 (Armstrong set foot on the Moon at 10:56 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time), but the official NASA chronology was kept in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), so the first step was 2:56 a.m. on the 21st: [1]
  2. Armstrong had mustered out of the United States Navy and was already a NASA employee when he and Elliot See became the first civilian astronauts in Astronaut Group 2; see Armstrong's NASA biography and a description of his receiving a NASA award Archived 2015-06-02 at the Wayback Machine, among others.
  3. Schmitt, a geologist, was chosen as a scientist in Astronaut Group 4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Williams, David R. "Apollo 18 through 20 - The Cancelled Missions". NASA.gov. Retrieved July 19, 2006.