Until 1989, Russians claimed they were not trying to reach the Moon first and that the U.S. was in “a one-nation race." Last year, the daytime TV show This Morning welcomed a guest who argued that no one could have walked on the moon as the moon is made of light. The astronaut spent over 20 hours of extra-vehicular activity while on the moon, part of the 71 hours that Duke spent on the moon’s … These were scattered across 6 missions of NASA that happened from July 20, 1969 to December 14, 1972. Which Countries Have Been On the Moon? The astronaut is best known for being the youngest person to walk on the moon after he walked on the moon at the age of 37 years. Twelve of the 24 human beings who have traveled from Earth to the Moon have walked on its surface — so far.

The United States is the only country to have ever put people on the moon. Only the US has the distinction of sending people to the moon. To date, 12 people have set foot on the moon. Between 1969 and 1972, six NASA missions landed on the Moon : Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17. The Soviet crewed lunar programs were a series of programs pursued by the Soviet Union to land humans on the Moon, in competition with the United States Apollo program to achieve the same goal set publicly by President John F. Kennedy on 25 May 1961.
The other 10 who made it to the moon took part in five further Nasa launches, between 1969 and 1972. Only 12 people have ever walked on the moon. On July 3, 1969, just 17 days before Neil Armstrong and Ed Aldrin walked on the lunar surface, the USSR made its second attempt to test-fire its own moon rocket, known as N1. The head of Russia’s national space agency has proposed a mission to the moon to verify whether the American moon landings really took place. However, Russia (the USSR), Japan, China, the European Space Agency, and India have all made visits to the moon via probes.

The first, and most famous, was Neil Armstrong in 1969. Who has Walked on the Moon? In total 12 astronauts have walked on the moon, including Armstrong and Aldrin. The last human on the Moon — to date — was Gene Cernan in 1972.

The Apollo 12 Lunar Module (LM) is in the background. NASA landed the first man on the Moon half-century-ago on July 20, 1969. According to history, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on the moon on July 20, 1969 – 48 years ago. Until 1989, Russians claimed they were not trying to reach the Moon first and that the U.S. was in “a one-nation race." This unusual photograph, taken during the second Apollo 12 extravehicular activity (EVA), shows two U.S. spacecraft on the surface of the moon. Charles Duke was a module lunar pilot of Apollo 16 program in 1972.
Duke was in charge of piloting the Orion lunar module during the mission.