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The Last Man on the Moon

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This week’s video comes from a post by Joanne Manaster on PsiVid:

“It’s no secret, I’m a space geek. And the other non-secret is I love when a good space travel book is turned into a movie.

Astronaut Gene Cernan is known for being “The Last Man on the Moon” as he was the last man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 17 mission. Even more touchingly, he traced his daughter’s initials in the dust on the surface of the moon. He documented his story in the book “The Last Man on the Moon“, which is now turned into a film by the same name.”

As I take man’s last step from the surface, back home for some time to come – but we believe not too long into the future – I’d like to just (say) what I believe history will record. That America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus–Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17.

The Last Man on the Moon -Trailer from Mark Stewart Productions on Vimeo.

Carin Bondar About the Author: Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. Find Dr. Bondar online at www.carinbondar.com, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist. Follow on Twitter @drbondar.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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