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Live From the Moon!

The picture may have been grainy, but it was some of the most riveting TV of the 1960s.

Final Moon Walk

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Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt of Apollo 17 were the last men to walk on the moon. During one excursion, Schmitt’s vision became impaired from scratches on his visor; when he lifted the protective gold layer his face was visible in the TV images—a rare event, and a reminder that humans were able to achieve superhuman feats.

For more information on the Apollo missions, check out the Apollo Flight Journal and the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal.

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