There have been 6 landings - and 12 people - on the moon; all were US Apollo missions.
American astronaut Neil Armstrong (commander of the Apollo 11 mission), accompanied by Buzz Aldrin, landed the lunar module Eagle on the surface of the moon at 4:17:42 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
All the 6 manned moon landings:
- Apollo 11 - landed 20 July, 1969
- Apollo 12 - landed 19 November, 1969
- Apollo 14 - landed 5 February, 1971
- Apollo 15 - landed 30 July, 1971
- Apollo 16 - landed 20 April, 1972
- Apollo 17 - landed 11 December, 1972
Who Walked on the Moon?
In each case, a 3-man crew was sent to the moon: 2 astronauts actually landed on the moon, whereas No. 3 remained on the mother ship as it continued to orbit around the moon. All in all, 12 people have landed on the moon, as per the information below:
Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong (of "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" fame); Buzz Aldrin
Apollo 12 - Pete Conrad; Alan Bean
Apollo 14 - Alan Shepard; Edgar Mitchell
Apollo 15 - David Scott; James Irwin
Apollo 16 - John W. Young; Charles Duke
Apollo 17 - Eugene Cernan; Harrison SchmittIn the United States space program, SIX Apollo missions took astronauts to the lunar surface and back. Apollo 11 was the first, reaching the moon on July 20, 1969. Later successful missions were Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17, the last being over 35 years ago (December 1972). 12 men have walked on the moon. Luna spacecraft from the USSR had at least three robot missions that returned lunar samples (1970-1972).