16.3 Apollo astronauts

This list provides the full name, year of birth and death, age at death, and mission(s) flown of every Apollo astronaut, sorted alphabetically by surname. The role and age during each Apollo mission is also given. Apollo 1 crew information is included as a tribute to their loss during preflight training. “STS” references a Space Shuttle flight. This information is valid as of 28 September 2018.

Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin Jr (1930- ) – Gemini 12, Apollo 11 (LMP, 39)

William Alison Anders (1933- ) – Apollo 8 (LMP, 35)

Neil Alden Armstrong (1930-2012, 82) – Gemini 8, Apollo 11 (CDR, 38)

Alan LaVern Bean (1932-2018, 86) – Apollo 12 (LMP, 37), Skylab 3 (CDR, 41)

Frank Frederick Borman II (1928- ) – Gemini 7, Apollo 8 (CDR, 40)

Vance DeVoe Brand (1931- ) – Apollo-Soyuz (CMP, 44), STS-5, STS-41-B, STS-35

Gerald Paul Carr (1932- ) – Skylab 4 (CDR, 41)

Eugene Andrew “Gene” Cernan (1934-2017, 82) – Gemini 9-A, Apollo 10 (LMP, 35), Apollo 17 (CDR, 38)

Roger Bruce Chaffee (1935-1967, 31) – Apollo 1 (Pilot, 31)

Michael Collins (1930- ) – Gemini 10, Apollo 11 (CMP, 38)

Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr (1930-1999, 69) – Gemini 5, Gemini 11, Apollo 12 (CDR, 39), Skylab 2 (CDR, 43)

Ronnie Walter “Walt” Cunningham (1932- ) – Apollo 7 (LMP, 36)

Charles Moss Duke Jr (1935- ) – Apollo 16 (LMP, 36)

Donn Fulton Eisele (1930-1987, 57) – Apollo 7 (CMP, 38)

Ronald Ellwin Evans (1933-1990, 56) – Apollo 17 (CMP, 39)

Owen Kay Garriott (1930-2019, 89) – Skylab 3 (Science Pilot, 43), STS-9

Edward George Gibson (1936- ) – Skylab 4 (Science Pilot, 38)

Richard Francis “Dick” Gordon Jr (1929-2017, 88) – Gemini 11, Apollo 12 (CMP, 40)

Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom (1926-1967, 40) – Mercury 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1 (CDR, 40)

Fred Wallace Haise Jr (1933- ) – Apollo 13 (LMP, 36)

James Benson Irwin (1930-1991, 61) – Apollo 15 (LMP, 41)

Joseph Peter Kerwin (1932- ) – Skylab 2 (Science Pilot, 41)

James Arthur Lovell Jr (1928- ) – Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8 (CMP, 40), Apollo 13 (CDR, 42)

Jack Robert Lousma (1936- ) – Skylab 3 (Pilot, 37), STS-3

Thomas Kenneth “Ken” Mattingly II (1936- ) – Apollo 16 (CMP, 36), STS-4, STS-51-C

James Alton McDivitt (1929- ) – Gemini 4, Apollo 9 (CDR, 39)

Edgar Dean Mitchell (1930-2016, 85) – Apollo 14 (LMP, 40)

William Reid Pogue (1930-2014, 84) – Skylab 4 (Pilot, 43)

Stuart Allen Roosa (1933-1994, 61) – Apollo 14 (CMP, 37)

Walter Marty “Wally” Schirra (1923-2007, 84) – Mercury 8, Gemini 6A, Apollo 7 (CDR, 45)

Harrison Hagan Schmitt (1935- ) – Apollo 17 (LMP, 37)

Russell Louis “Rusty” Schweickart (1935- ) – Apollo 9 (LMP, 33)

David Randolph Scott (1932- ) – Gemini 8, Apollo 9 (CMP, 36), Apollo 15 (CDR, 39)

Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr (1923-1998, 74) – Mercury 3, Apollo 14 (CDR, 47)

Donald Kent “Deke” Slayton (1924-1993, 69) – Apollo-Soyuz (Docking Module Pilot, 51)

Thomas Patten Stafford (1930- ) – Gemini 6-A, Gemini 9-A, Apollo 10 (CDR, 39), Apollo-Soyuz (CDR, 45)

John Leonard “Jack” Swigert Jr (1931-1982, 51) – Apollo 13 (CMP, 38)

Paul Joseph Weitz (1932- ) – Skylab 2 (Pilot, 41), STS-6

Edward Higgins White II (1930-1967, 36) – Gemini 4, Apollo 1 (Senior Pilot, 36)

Alfred Merrill Worden (1932- ) – Apollo 15 (CMP, 39)

John Watts Young (1930-2018, 88) – Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10 (38), Apollo 16 (CDR, 41), STS-1, STS-9

Astronauts who flew around the Moon. Only 24 people, all American white males, have ever left low Earth orbit and flown to the Moon at least once, on Apollo 8, 10 and 13 (circumlunar flights) and Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 (lunar landing flights). Twelve of them are still alive: Buzz Aldrin, William Anders, Frank Borman, Michael Collins, Charles Duke, Fred Haise, James Lovell, Ken Mattingly, Harrison Schmitt, David Scott, Thomas Stafford, and Alfred Worden. Twelve have died: Neil Armstrong, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Charles Conrad, Ron Evans, Richard Gordon, James Irwin, Edgar Mitchell, Stuart Roosa, Alan Shepard, John Swigert, and John Young.

Moonwalkers. Only 12 of the 24 circumlunar astronauts walked on the Moon. Four are still alive: Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), David Scott (Apollo 15), Charles Duke (Apollo 16), and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17). Eight are no longer with us: Neil Armstrong (Apollo 11), Alan Bean (Apollo 12), Charles Conrad (Apollo 12), Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14), Alan Shepard (Apollo 14), James Irwin (Apollo 15), John Young (Apollo 16), and Gene Cernan (Apollo 17).

Multiple trips to the Moon. Three astronauts flew to the Moon twice: James Lovell (Apollo 8 and 13), John Young (Apollo 10 and 16) and Eugene Cernan (Apollo 10 and 17). Lovell was the only astronaut to fly twice to the Moon without ever setting foot on it: Young and Cernan landed on the Moon during their second trips.