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Why Is It Taking So Long to Return to the Moon?

  • Pat Norris
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Abstract

When Harrison Schmidt and Gene Cernan returned to Earth at the end of the Apollo 17 mission they had hopes of returning to the Moon within a few years. Cernan climbed up the ladder into the Lunar Module just before midnight (Houston time) on December 13, 1972, but he didn’t realize how much history he was making. He would be the last human to walk on the Moon’s surface for at least 50 years.

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  • Pat Norris
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  1. 1.ByfleetUK

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