14 December 1972 05:40:56 UTC

US astronaut Gene Cernan returned to the Apollo 17 Lunar Excursion Module, becoming "the last man on the Moon" for forty-five years, so far. (as reported in my Space History newsletter)

It seems like there should be something done to honor the man who had that dubious title foisted upon him: I'm sure he didn't expect that to be an accurate description when he passed away on 16 January this past year.

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