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


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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