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In comments and answer to this question, the time it takes to train for an Apollo mission is mentioned several times as a factor on the big rotation of crews. I figure that would actually play in favour of reusing crews, as most of that year of training would presumably be redundant.

I can only picture the amused looks if a white coat came to Armstrong and Aldring in sept 1969 and told them: Ok, today we're going to learn how to land on the Moon.

On the other hand, some of the training might be mission specific (scientific instruments, driving the buggy, ... )

So now I'm also curious to know to what extent a full crew would need to retrain if they where to be sent back to the Moon.

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    $\begingroup$ This is out there: hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11CrewTrainingSummaries.pdf Pity there don't seem to be similar documents for the other missions, comparisons could be instructive. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Jun 1 '18 at 17:05
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    $\begingroup$ While the majority of the training would not have been specific to a single landing mission, there was a lot of landing-site-specific training - recognizing the selenography, planning for geologic work, and so on. Somewhat fictionalized, but in the film Apollo 13, when Lovell is given the choice between replacing his command module pilot or having his crew bumped to a later mission, one of his objections is "we've trained for the Fra Mauro Highlands!" -- the site specific training was onerous enough that he didn't want to go through it again for a landing at Littrow. $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Jun 1 '18 at 22:08

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