- Earth.com

The crew landed on the lunar surface on February 5, 1971, with their first venture outside in their spacesuits occurring only five hours later. Only Shepard and Mitchell were lucky enough to go for a wander, though, with Roosa’s role being to stay put inside the command module. The other two, meanwhile, raised an American flag and carried out tests. Photo Credit: NASA

News coming your way
The biggest news about our planet delivered to you each day