Twelve people have walked on the surface of the moon.
The twelve were part of NASA’s Apollo Programme which ran from 1961 to 1972. The first person walked on the moon on the 20th of July 1969.
The twelve astronauts are named below. Click on their names for their individual Wikipedia pages.
For a brief history of the first moon landing, and some details of the heroism and ingenuity of the astronauts involved, please see the video below.
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