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Did all get to walk on the Moon?

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#1 cpsTN

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:45 PM

With every Apollo mission, as far as I know, there were two who when down to the surface and one orbited in the command module.  Did they rotate the men in the command modules into the successive missions to give them a chance to set foot on the Lunar surface or did not they just not get to land?



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:54 PM

Don't think so.

Would have been nice if they had, just do not think it happened that way.



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:24 PM

 Of all the Apollo astronauts, only twelve walked on the moon. http://mentalfloss.c...who-walked-moon


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:28 PM

Don't think so.

Would have been nice if they had, just do not think it happened that way.

 

Yes. It would have been nice.



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:29 PM

Unfortunately no, each mission had their crew assigned to a mission well in advance.  There were only 2 astronauts that flew 2 Apollo missions.

Apollo 8 James A. Lovell Jr. was the command module pilot
Apollo 13 James A. Lovell Jr. was the Commander and to walk on the moon but you know the rest of the history of Apollo 13.

Apollo 10  John Young, command module pilot.
Apollo 16   John Young, commander and drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle.

I hope this helps answer the question.grin.gif 



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:37 PM

There was a rotation.  As stargazer60 pointed out Both James Lovell and John Young flew as Command Module Pilot and then Commander.  The junior position on the crew was Lunar Module Pilot (he was actually second pilot on the LMP, the Commander really flew it), then Command module Pilot, then Commander.  So Lovell and Young progressed through the rotation sequence to command missions.



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:18 PM

Unfortunately no, each mission had their crew assigned to a mission well in advance.  There were only 2 astronauts that flew 2 Apollo missions.

Apollo 8 James A. Lovell Jr. was the command module pilot
Apollo 13 James A. Lovell Jr. was the Commander and to walk on the moon but you know the rest of the history of Apollo 13.

Apollo 10  John Young, command module pilot.
Apollo 16   John Young, commander and drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle.

I hope this helps answer the question.grin.gif

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Apollo 10  Gene Cernan LM pilot

Apollo 17  Gene Cernan   commander

 

3 astronauts flew 2 Apollo Missions to the Moon smile.gif


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:29 PM

Thanks All.




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