Forty Years Later: Apollo 17’s Final Footprints

It was in December of 1972 that human beings last set foot on the moon. Their tracks prints endure — even if the American lunar program doesn't.

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The thinking 40 years ago was simple: After six lunar landings in less than three and a half years, humanity was clearly on its way to becoming a multi-world species. Lunar colonies would follow in the 1970s, then Mars landings in the 1980s, and who knew where we’d be in the distant 21st century? Well, now we know: right back where we started. Since Gene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt returned from NASA’s final lunar landing in December 1972, no human being has ventured beyond low Earth orbit. Yes, China is looking moonward, and the U.S. is making vague noises about going, well, somewhere before too long. But we can’t even say where it is — The moon? Mars? An asteroid — which makes it awfully hard to go there for real. Still, the Apollo landings were very real, and the pictures the crewmen brought home were exquisite. What follows is a tiny sampling from that final journey — which will have to suffice until, at long last, there is another.

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ManoelMiguel
ManoelMiguel

I don't believe in those mission. They might be a big lie! Why did it happen only forty years ago and not now? Because there is no Soviet Union nowadays... Simply put I don't have to believe in something I see only on TV or videos without any proof. When China go there to check it out I may agree that it was true.

myadvani1
myadvani1

Please once again dipict the pictures of first on the lunar surface-Apollo-11.

Cybero
Cybero

Don't forget the party on 737 in the next 3d or on 734737d. 

30m:20h:734737d exactly.

BeSee
BeSee

12s:12m:22h:734733d at our current watch. 

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TrueTime
TrueTime

A month is 30days or 31days? or 28days? 

A year is 365days or 367days? 

It changes to follow the changing nature. 

So don't use month or year just day counts for true details. 

Human's time measurement must be based on human's conditions.

WPress
WPress

17s:17m:17h:734733d is the date time now. 

Rolex & Omega.

GeorgeWinson
GeorgeWinson

NASA: 

Earth Moon Sun phases are active even without the human's time system that always needs to be modified to follow the nature's changes. 

If Earth & Moon stop to rotate the sun then the human's time measurement will be depended on each human's life cycle on Earth. 

NASA has had the new fair format for the endless time space using the atomic vibration in seconds starting from each human's birthday: 60s:60m:24h:000000000000.

So when The Earth & The Moon stop to rotate then human beings still have the dependable time continuously moving forward without the bad wrong past event's circles.

RealityBites
RealityBites

"The Apollo landings were very real" ... except that they have been disputed by hundreds of millions of people as an elaborate hoax for many different questions, many of which remain unanswered. No manned mission has claimed to successfully pass through the Van Allen radiation belt since that era. Nixon was the President during every single supposed moon landing - a President known for lying and media manipulation. There are hundreds of anomalies in the photos and videos of the missions, and on repeated occasions when religious Neil Armstrong was offered up to $5000 in CASH to swear on a Bible that he walked on the moon, he flatly refuse (videos of him refusing are on YouTube). Many questions without answers. When I read a statement like "the Apollo landings were very real", it smacks of propaganda.