Did you know it has been 40 years since we last left the Moon?
40 years ago today, humans left the Moon for the last time.
Commander Gene Cernan’s final words standing on the Moon were:
“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.”
Of course, his actual last words before lifting off the surface in the Lunar Module were: "Okay, Jack, let's get this mother out of here."
Mysterious and compelling, the Moon quietly encircles us, awaiting future intrepid explorers... Would you like to take a trip up there?