- Associated Press - Monday, January 16, 2017

NASA’s Apollo space program stretched from 1961 to 1972, culminating in a dozen men walking on the moon in its final years. Gene Cernan, who died Monday, was the 11th man to set foot on the moon - but the last to leave the lunar surface at the end of his third and final moonwalk with Harrison “Jack” Schmitt.

The moonwalkers were, in order:

- Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, 1969. (Died in 2012.)

- Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Apollo 11, 1969.

- Charles “Pete” Conrad, Apollo 12, 1969. (Died in 1999.)

- Alan L. Bean, Apollo 12, 1969.

- Alan Shepard, Apollo 14, 1971. (Died in 1998.)

- Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14, 1971. (Died in 2016.)

- David Scott, Apollo 15, 1971.

- James B. Irwin, Apollo 15, 1971. (Died in 1991.)

- John Young, Apollo 16, 1972.

- Charles M. Duke Jr., Apollo 16, 1972.

- Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17, 1972. (Died in 2017.)

- Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, Apollo 17, 1972.

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