Those final small steps…

This is an image of the Apollo 17 landing site, captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). This image shows the descent stage left behind by the “Challenger” lunar module when Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmidt blasted off from the Moon’s surface back on December 7th, 1972. That was 40 years ago this year. 40 years. Statistically speaking, this was before most internet users were even born. We have no memory of these events, because they occurred before we existed.

Some more images of Apollo landing sites, sans my ranting, can be found on the NASA website.

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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