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falcon012
01-30-2017, 11:21 PM
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Apollo 17 was the final mission of the Apollo Program to visit the moon. Eugene Cernan and Harrison "Jack" Schmitt spent a total of three days on the lunar surface while Ron Evans orbited the moon in the command module. It still holds the record for the longest time spent on the moon. Apollo 17 was also the third mission to utilize the lunar rover. On December 14, 1972 lunar module Challenger blasted off from the moon. The event was famously captured by the camera from the lunar rover. As of this writing, Eugene Cernan is still the last man to have walked on the moon. Sadly, Captain Cernan passed away on January 16, 2017. This print is a tribute to him as well as to the spirit of manned space exploration.

Before he entered the lunar module for the last time, Eugene Cernan had spoke his thoughts.: ..I'm on the surface; and, as I take man's last step from the surface, back home for some time to come - but we believe not too long into the future - I'd like to just [say] what I believe history will record. That America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. "Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17."

Yorky
01-31-2017, 02:57 AM
A brilliant painting Mark. A historic event.

Doug

Trumper
01-31-2017, 04:51 AM
Lovely stuff ,it looks so fragile and sadly man hasn't made the most of it and tried to get on in peace.
We take technology for granted and forget how dangerous this was.

NeilF92
01-31-2017, 06:34 AM
Great painting Mark . Always a heart stopping moment to see this and think how crucial this moment was for those brave men . They put their lives right on the line. When you look back at the technology now it would today probably (certainly?) be banned on grounds of health and safety .