The documentary The Last Man on the Moon focuses on Apollo 17 astronaut Eugene Cernan. He was the last person to leave his footprint on the Moon when he stepped from the surface into their lunar module for the return trip to rendezvous with the command module on Dec. 14, 1972.
The film had its debut this week in the UK:
- Last Man on the Moon recalls US era of courage to do the impossible: Documentary tells story of Captain Eugene Cernan, the glamour of the Apollo astronaut’s lifestyle – and the cost to his family – theguardian.com
- Fly me to the Moon – ScreenDaily
Here’s the trailer:
The last Soviet visitor to the Moonleft its footprints, so to speak, visible from orbit:
- What Made This Curious Cross Pattern on the Moon? – Lights in the Dark
- LROC Traces Tracks of Lunokhod 2 Rover – Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute
Lunokhod 2 track as seen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
The Lunokhod 2 itself is also visible in LRO images at Soviet Union Lunar Rovers – NASA.
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