Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 4 months ago

How many people have been on the moon at once ?

eg what is the current record ? I've heard 20 people were once on the moon at the same time, but has that record been beat ?


no i didn't hear wrong, i read it on a website. it was definitely 20 people at once, they even had a photo

23 Answers

  • 4 months ago

    Two.  There has never been a time when twenty people were there at once.  You've been misinformed.

  • Dr. D
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    There have been a total of twelve people who have been on the moon. At no time was there more than 2 persons on the moon at the same time. Four of them are still living as of 1 May 2020. All crewed lunar landings took place between July 1969 and December 1972 as part of the Apollo program.

    Here is a list of persons who have been on the moon.

    Neil Armstrong 1969

    Buzz Aldrin 1969

    Charles (Pete) Conrad 1969

    Alan Bean 1969

    Alan Shepard  1971

    Edgar Mitchell  1971

    David Scott 1971

    James Irwin  1971 

    John Young 1972

    Charles Duke 1972

    Gene Cernan  1972

    Harrison Schmitt  1972

    How many people have been on the moon at once? Two.

  • 4 months ago

    2 men at a time only. There have only been 12 men total on the moon, 2 at a time. 

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    You should stop reading rubbish and develop a better bull**** detector.  Of course there have only ever been 2 there at a time.

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    The camera crew doesn't count.

  • 4 months ago

    Six landings altogether where they went two at a time

    So that leaves Two on the Moon at any time

    Twelve altogether

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  • Acetek
    Lv 4
    4 months ago

    2 at a time is the most.  You don't have two neurons to rub together sparky

  • 4 months ago

    US has been only country to send anyone to the Moon.  Apollo capsule held 3 astronauts, no more.  The lander held 2 astronauts.  There were 6 successful landings, one that did not try to land.

    There were 2 other trips that held 3 men each, but landings were not intended.

    The total:  12 men walked on Moon, but no more than 2 at once.  15 more went to the moon's region and circled it, returned to Earth.

    That makes 27 total in 9 different trips.

    Apollo 8--Borman, Lovell, Anders circled Moon ten times.

    Apollo 10--Stafford, Young, Cernan descended to within 8 Km of surface.

    Apollo 11--Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin,  Armstrong and Aldrin landed.

    Apollo 12--Conrad, Gordon, Bean, Conrad and Gordon landed.

    Apollo 13--Lovell, Swigert and Heise, explosion canceled a landing, swung around moon once.

    Apollo 14--Shepard, Roosa, Mitchell, Shepard and Mitchell landed.

    Apollo 15--Scott, Werden and Irwin.  Scott and Irwin landed.

    Apollo 16--Young, Mattingly and Duke.  Young and Duke landed.

    Apollo 17--Cernan, Evans and Schmitt, Cernan and Schmitt landed.

    Four missions were cancelled.  Five other types of missions used Apollo space hardware.

    I would like to see a picture of 20 people on the Moon at once.  I have seen a picture of a cow without a space suit reflected in Armstrong's helmet window when he was on the Moon.  Not sure if it was a Holstein or a Guernsey.  Pretty sure that is a fake.

    Update:  I watched twice "2001 A Space Odyssey" in theaters.  There was a scene where the actors in "space suits" were "on the moon" movie set.  Not sure how many at once were there at same time.  Pretty sure it was less than 20.

  • 4 months ago

    All Australians have because the moon used to be bigger and some of it fell off and landed on earth, that became Australia.

  • 4 months ago

    12 human male, in pairs per mission. That means 2 at any given time.

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