Tom Hanks returns to the moon with 'The Moonwalkers,' a new visual experience

Aug 6, 2020
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Between 1968 and 1972, 24 American astronauts voyaged to the moon, with 12 landing on and exploring the surface.

Maybe my math is off, but for the above statement to be true, you'd have to say that Apollo 13 did not voyage to the Moon, but didn't they have to loop around the Moon to get home?

Apollo missions 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 ,14 ,15 , 16 and 17 all traveled to the Moon with three astronauts each - that's 27 men that traveled to the Moon.

The latter part of the statement is true. Apollo missions 11, 12 , 14 , 15 , 16 and 17 each landed two men on the Moon for a total of 12.

It seems unfair to shortchange Apollo 13, since their trip around the Moon was the most courageous of all, as they did it in a damaged craft that stood the least chance of any Apollo mission of making it home.

And by the way, should "Moon" be capitalized?


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