The Last Man on the Moon

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  1. Zambo

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    Just finished reading this excellent and exciting book by Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17. There is a video documentary as well, but the book is about ten times better.

    Gene flew into space 3 times. The first during the Gemini program where he took a harrowing spacewalk that I could never do justice describing. I don’t think anybody could read that chapter and not be simultaneously freaked out and exhilarated.

    The second was Apollo 10 where they made a low pass in the lunar module as a final dress rehearsal for Armstrong’s Apollo 11 flight. It was on this flight that they captured the famous “earth rise” images and also set the still intact speed record for any human being of almost 24,800 mph.

    Apollo 17 was a near flawless mission that saw the first manned night launch, 3 days on the moon including 22 hours outside the lander on the surface and over 22 miles driven in the lunar rover, He stepped off the moon on December 14, 1972 almost 46 years ago and no one has set foot there since.

    Here’s some video from Apollo 17. Do yourself a favor and read this book.
     
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      I could never fathom the concept of being in space or on the Moon. It’s staggering. 400-500 degree difference between sunlight and shade, almost instantaneous death if you depressurize or expose yourself to the vacuum, and on those Moon landings, you have walls of tin foil separating you from it all. I don’t know if there will ever be a greater feat of engineering.
       
      • Swamp Donkey

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        All a conspiracy. Never happened. /crete /eyedoc
         
        • crosscreekcooter

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          You left out Buzz Aldrin
           
          • divits

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            Much of it done using one of these.



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            • crosscreekcooter

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              This is exactly the reason I never touch a vacuum. Washing dishes is also dangerous.
               
              • 5-Star Finger

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                I'm glad the last man on the moon is doing well, the first man on the moon did not adjust well to normal life.



                :lol:
                 
              • ThreatMatrix

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                They went but it was a short trip. Moon is only 700 miles away.
                #flatearth
                 
                • Swamp Donkey

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                  Moon, PA?
                   
                • Detroitgator

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                  If you say that right, and draw out the “PA”, it sounds like “moooon piiiie”
                   
                  • crosscreekcooter

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                    I've been to the moon. I didn't want to say anything but I been there a couple times.
                     
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                      I don't believe you :shakehead:
                       

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