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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Apollo 17: 40 Years Ago Today... Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, having been on the Moon's surface since December 11, 1972, poses for the camera during what would be the last lunar Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) for the Apollo program. Cernan and fellow crewmember Harrison H. Schmitt collected 243.7 pounds (110.52 kilograms) of lunar samples during their 7-hour, 15-minute excursion at Taurus-Littrow Valley on the Moon.

Eugene A. Cernan poses for the camera during Apollo 17's final EVA on the Moon...on December 13, 1972.
NASA / Harrison H. Schmitt

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