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Andrew Chaikin

Forty years after Apollo 17's final footsteps

Posted by Andrew Chaikin

14-12-2012 13:48 CST

Topics: NASA lunar missions before 2005, podcasts and videos, personal stories, human spaceflight, astronaut, the Moon

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the last human footsteps on the Moon. In my latest video I look back at Apollo 17 and explain why I believe the Moon is the solar system's "jewel in the crown," beckoning us to return.

I'd be grateful if you would help me spread this video to as many people as possible.

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Or read more blog entries about: NASA lunar missions before 2005, podcasts and videos, personal stories, human spaceflight, astronaut, the Moon


Keith Hearn: 12/14/2012 03:30 CST

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci 40 years later, I still long to return.

T.A. Barr: 12/18/2012 11:10 CST

Great piece, Gene's book "Last footsteps on the moon" is a must read..... Thanks for reminding us. We truly need another Apollo. Having spent a life in Ems, Rescue, and Law enforcement, I know all the life support equipment that came to our street lives from this progam.

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