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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Today In U.S. History
Today on Dec 11 1972 Challenger, the Lunar Lander for Apollo 17, touched down on the Moon's surface. It was the last time that men visited the Moon. The last two men to walk on the surface of the moon were Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan. Cernan and Schmitt conducted the longest lunar exploration of the Apollo program (75 hours), driving the lunar rover about 22 miles and collecting some 243 pounds of soil and rock.
Last man on the moon Eugene Cernan
Fast forward to 2012 and NASA has no manned space capability and we must pay the Russians a steep fee so our Astronauts can hitch hike to the space station.