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  • 12 Men Who Walked On The Moon 1969-1972

    Neil Armstrong, posing for his official Apollo 11 portrait, was the first man to walk on the moon. He died Aug. 25, 2012.
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    This interior view of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module "Eagle" shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr, lunar module pilot, during the lunar landing mission. This picture was taken by astronaut Neil Armstrong, the mission's commander.
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  • 12 Men Who Walked On The Moon 1969-1972

    Charles P. "Pete" Conrad, commander of the Apollo 12 mission, is shown in his spacesuit and flight uniform in this Nov. 1969 file photo.
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  • 12 Men Who Walked On The Moon 1969-1972

    Portrait of Alan L, Bean, prime crew Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 12 Lunar Landing Mission, 1969.
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    Apollo 14 astronaut Al Shepard, seen in December 1970. Apollo 14 was launched on Jan. 31, 1971, to gain additional knowledge of the Moon. Shepard became the fifth man to walk on the lunar surface, and Shepard the first to hit a golf ball on the Moon.
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    Apollo 14 astronaut Ed Mitchell, December 1970. Astronauts Edgar Mitchell, Al Shepard and Stuart Roosa were the crew for the third successful lunar landing mission.
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    Col. David Scott, flight commander of the Apollo 15 (Apollo XV) mission of July 1971.
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    James Irwin was a member of Apollo 15, the fourth manned lunar landing mission and the first to visit and explore the moon's Hadley Rille and Apennine Mountains.
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    Astronaut John Young flew with Charles Duke and John Mattingly, on the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, becoming the ninth man to walk on the Moon in April 1972.
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    Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke in spacesuit, 1971. Duke flew as Lunar Module pilot, with astronauts John Young and Thomas Mattingly, on the Apollo 16 mission to the Moon. He became the 10th man to walk on the Moon in April 1972.
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    Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, seen in a portrait taken in December 1971, was the commander of the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. In that final lunar landing mission, Cernan became "the last man on the moon," since he was the last to re-enter the Apollo Lunar Module.
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    Harrison A. Schmitt, seen in this portrait taken in 1971, was part of the Apollo 17 mission, in December 1972. In that final lunar landing mission, Schmitt became the last of the Apollo astronauts to "arrive and set foot" on the Moon.
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