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Do You Know How Many Americans Have Walked On The Moon?

August 9th, 2005 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Cool Stuff

Our attention last month was focused on the Space Shuttle Discovery and I was remembering the thrill of watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon for the first time in 1969. Now, I am observing that these amazing missions have become almost routine, and few know the current tally of Americans that have walked on the moon. Do you? Six different Apollo missions gathered moon samples, beginning with Apollo 11, which landed on the moon July 20, 1969, and ended with Apollo 17 in 1974. All but Apollo 13 successfully landed on the moon and were able to collect and bring back lunar samples. Of the six missions, there were 12 astronauts that have walked on the moon. Let me know if you knew the right answer!

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