How many Apollo astronauts were there?
Who has not heard about the Apollo missions? It is important to know that 32 astronauts were assigned to fly in the Apollo manned lunar landing program. Not too many people know that 24 of these left Earthâ€™s orbit and flew around the Moon. Needless to say, nine astronauts flew Apollo spacecraft in the Apollo Applications Programs Skylab and Apolloâ€“Soyuz Test Project. Keep in mind the fact that the nine Apollo missions to the Moon occurred between December 1968 and December 1972.