Who Has Been To The Moon?

There have been 12 people to the moon, and no one has been in almost 40 years.

The US is the only nation to have sent humans to the moon. The US has completed six successful missions of sending people to the moon, with each mission resulting in two humans walking on the moon.

The first of these six missions occurred in July of 1969. These two people were of course Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. The next mission occurred a few months later in November of 1969 when Charles "Pete" Conrad and Alan Bean visited the moon.

In 1971; there were two separate trips to the moon. The four people in total who walked on the moon in 1971 are Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, David Scott, and James Irwin.

1972 was the last year that humans walked on the moon. In April John Young and Charles Duke walked on the moon. And then in December Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt walked on the moon.

So, it has been almost 40 years since the US has sent anyone to the moon. There isn't much research left to be done on the moon, and these missions do not generate a lot of revenue for anyone involved. So, with the moon visits already being explored, Nasa has forced its sight on its next mission which is a visit to Mars. This is a much more complicated mission then sending humans to the moon and no date is set for this to actually happen.







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