Caturday Contemplations.
by DubiousForever
Dec 15, 2012 | 2130 views | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
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The last men to walk on the moon blasted off its surface for a final time 40 years ago today.

After three days exploring the Taurus-Littrow lunar valley, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt lit the engine on the upper (ascent) stage of their lunar module "Challenger" and launched off the surface at 5:55 p.m. EST (2255 GMT) on Dec. 14, 1972.

The last word spoken by a man on the moon (to date) — "Ignition" — was voiced by Schmitt, the first geologist and professional scientist to fly on a NASA mission. Cernan, as Apollo 17 commander, delivered the order to leave — "Let's get off" — just moments before.

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December 16, 2012
I alerted on the blog since it didn't have any felines. LOL!
December 15, 2012
Ooops, I forgot the cats...Oh