December 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. Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan conducted the longest lunar exploration of the Apollo program (75 hours), driving the lunar rover about 36 kilometers (22 miles) in all, ranging as far as 7.37 kilometers (4.5 miles) from the lunar module Challenger and collecting some 243 pounds of soil and rock samples.

  3 comments for “This Day in History

  1. December 12, 2018 at 10:58 AM

    The last man on the Moon 🌝 Something we don’t usually hear about Thanks

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 12, 2018 at 4:10 PM

      There is a fantastic documentary out there about this Moon shot: The Last Man on the Moon.


      • December 12, 2018 at 5:36 PM

        Oh I thought it was a Hollywood movie.


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