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"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."

He flew as a pilot and engineer, and he and his geologist crewmate Harrison Schmitt did more serious science than any of the previous missions. But the experience was a real spiritual epiphany for Cernan, as well.

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Happy to say I was able to meet him and the crew of Apollo 17 at the Boy Scout Jamboree as an awestruck 12 year old. Godspeed Mr. Cernan.
 

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Sad to hear.

Neat, humble, gentleman. You will be missed sir.
 

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"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."

He flew as a pilot and engineer, and he and his geologist crewmate Harrison Schmitt did more serious science than any of the previous missions. But the experience was a real spiritual epiphany for Cernan, as well.

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That's a great picture. In all the tons and tons of Apollo pics I've seen over the years, I've never seen one with moon dirt all over the spacesuit and moon dirt fingerprints on the walls of the LEM.

Something about that picture, more than any other I've seen, puts me there, inside that fragile craft, relying on a limited store of oxygen, depending on so many mechanical parts and operations to get home safely, with death on the moon or in space a very possible outcome of the mission.
 

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That IS a neat pic.
 

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That's a great picture. In all the tons and tons of Apollo pics I've seen over the years, I've never seen one with moon dirt all over the spacesuit and moon dirt fingerprints on the walls of the LEM.

Something about that picture, more than any other I've seen, puts me there, inside that fragile craft, relying on a limited store of oxygen, depending on so many mechanical parts and operations to get home safely, with death on the moon or in space a very possible outcome of the mission.
Yeah, they got seriously dirty riding around in their little car, kicking up the moondust. And the 5-day beard certainly adds to the hard-working-man effect.
 
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