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Andrew ChaikinDecember 14, 2012

Forty years after Apollo 17's final footsteps

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.

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